Famous production house, Universal is gearing up for a Madonna biopic. Titled Blond Ambition, the studio has picked up the script of Birdman helmer Alejandro G Inarritu’s ex-assistant, Elyse Hollander, which has topped the 2016 Black List.
Fifty Shades of Grey producer Michael De Luca is about to produce the project along with Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment and John Zaozirny from Bellevue Productions.
According to Hollywood Reporter, set in early 1980s New York, the story depicts the Queen of Pop’s works on her first album in an industry that treats women badly, while also dealing with a burgeoning love life and the first hints of fame.
Madonna is highly lauded for maintaining her autonomy within the recording industry. The influential American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, has 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 tried to pursue dance for a career since 1978, but segued to singing and writing songs. After failing at a rock band, she switched to dance and pop. Her début album Madonna was released in 1983, which yielded hits like “Holiday”, “Borderline” and “Lucky Star” and set the stage for her ground-breaking album, Like a Virgin.