Movies April 25, 2017
Madonna Comes for That Biopic About Her Early Years — Ouch!
Madonna is expressing herself — all over the makers of an upcoming unauthorized film about her early years!
Monday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Elyse Hollander's script "Blond Ambition," based on the period of time when Madonna was making her first album in the early '80s, has been picked up by Universal.
The script had been #1 on the movie industry "Black List" in 2016, a list of screenplays that are widely admired but that for whatever reason have not been produced.
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One day after the news, the never-silent Queen of Pop posted a 1983 Polaroid image of herself by photographer Sharon Smith, captioning it, "Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. 📚Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. 🤡. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society. ✍️🙃."
The script in question was written by Hollander while she was an assistant to Alejandro Iñárritu, who was shooting the Oscar-winning film "Birdman" and for "Fresh Off the Boat's" co-executive producer Kourtney Kang. The proposed film will be produced by "Fifty Shades of Grey's" Michael De Luca; director/producer Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment; and John Zaozirny.
There might be a lot of Madonna at the box office soon — filmmaker Guy Guido is currently shooting the unrelated documentary feature film "Emmy and the Breakfast Club," about an even earlier period in Madonna's life and career, with the participation of the members of Madonna's first band and other associates.