April 25, 2017


Madonna Biopic 'Blond Ambition' on the Way; Madge Says 'Only I Can Tell My Story'

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Peter Noble/Redferns/Getty Images

After scads of biopics about lesser musicians, Madonna's story is finally getting the big-screen treatment. Blond Ambition takes place in the early '80s in NYC, The Hollywood Reporter writes, as the future Queen of Pop "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."

Blond Ambition—which shares a title with Madonna's famous 1990 tour—topped 2016's Black List, the annual survey ranking the hottest unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. It's by Elyse Hollander, who is still working up to her feature debut but has written and directed the short films Nikolai, It Was Romance and An Ode to Demons.

No director is attached. Biopics about PharrellNasJanis Joplin and Tupac are all on the way as well.

UPDATE: Madonna posted an old-school photo of herself on Instagram, writing:

"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. [clown emoji]. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society. [handwriting emoji, upside-down smiley face emoji]."

While you're on the biopic tip, listen to Besterday's recent episode celebrating the 20th anniversary of Selena: