A biopic on the bestselling popstar that is Madonna is on the way.
Universal has acquired the rights to Blond Ambition (yes, Blond, not Blonde), a screenplay written by up-and-coming scribe Elyse Hollander. The script made it to the top of the 2016 Black List, the yearly ranking of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays.
Big-time producers Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Moneyball, Captain Phillips, Fifty Shades) and Brett Ratner (Horrible Bosses, Hercules) are attached.
According to THR, the outlet that broke the news of Universal’s acquisition, Blond Ambition…
… is set in early 1980s New York as Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album, struggling in a business that treats women badly, while also dealing with a burgeoning love life and the first hints of fame.
Madonna Louise Ciccone moved from Michigan to New York in ’78 in the hopes of pursuing a dance career. She transitioned to singing and song writing, failed with a rock band, and soon made a move to pop. Her self-titled debut album, Madonna, dropped in ’83. The album featured hits such as “Holiday” and “Lucky Star” and paved the way for Madonna’s career-changing sophomore album, Like a Virgin.