After so many biopics lined up on celebrities and cricketers, now a biopic is also made on the great Hollywood singer Madonna. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions, which have generated some controversy. Referred to as the “Queen of Pop”, Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.
The story of the biopic 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 moved to New York from Michigan in 1978 to pursue dance but segued to singing and writing songs. After failing at a rock band, she switched to dance and pop. After achieving some success with a few dance singles, she began work on her debut album, Madonna, which was released in 1983. The album yielded hits “Holiday,” “Borderline” and “Lucky Star,” and set the stage for her ground-breaking Like a Virgin album.
The biopic will be produced by Michael De Luca, the producer of Fifty Shades of Grey. It is attached to produce along with Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment. John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions also will produce.
A day after it was announced that a biopic named Blond Ambition on Madonna’s life in New York is in works, the singer finally took to the social media to show her displeasure about the project. The 58-year-old singer took to Instagram and shared a post in which she wrote, 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. Along the post, the Ghosttown hit-maker also posted a photo of herself from early in career. The screenplay from newcomer Elyse Hollander topped last year’s list of the industry’s best un-produced scripts.