Madonna cemented herself as one of the biggest pop culture figures of the 1980s, and she's still performing to this day, The singer has also had plenty of experience in Hollywood, but soon she'll be played on the big screen by someone else. Yesterday it was reported that a Madonna biopic is in the works, and while this will give her fans and regular moviegoers the opportunity to see her early life represented, the performer is unhappy with this movie because she believes she's the only one who can accurately represent her life in a cinematic setting. In her words:
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 [who's looking] for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.
Well, Madonna certainly didn't hold back when responding on Instagram to the news about the biopic about her being in development. One would logically imagine that an individual who is making such a movie would take the opportunity to research Madonna and even interview her, but the way Madonna sees this project now, it doesn't sound like that would make a difference. Maybe she'll change her mind later down the line either on her own or after with speaking someone connected to the biopic, but for now, it doesn't sound like they should count on her coming aboard as a consultant.
Titled Blonde Ambition, this Madonna movie was written by newcomer Elyse Hollander, with the script previously being the most popular from last year's Black List of un-produced scripts. Universal acquired Hollander's script, and the movie reportedly won't be the all-encompassing kind of biopic. Instead, it will follow Madonna in the early 1980s as she tried to get her first album released, while also dealing with fame, love and the "dismissive attitude of the music industry at the time." Michael De Luca, Brett Ratner's Ratpac and John Zaozirny from Bellevue Productions are producing the project.
If Madonna wanted to, she could certainly try taking a stab at directing a movie about herself, as she's previously directed Fifth and Wisdom and W.E. Of course, then you run into the problem of if she might gloss over key details from her life during this period for certain reasons. Regardless, if Blonde Ambition is anything like previous Black List scripts that were eventually made earned critical acclaim, like Whiplash or Manchester by the Sea, then this biopic may turn out to be something special.
We'll keep you updated on how Blonde Ambition is progressing as more updates come in. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the biopic coming down the pipeline and Madonna's feelings about it in the comments below.