Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Madonna Rising


As if "Emmy and the Breakfast Club" weren't enough, The New York Times reports that a feature movie about Madonna's early years in gritty 1980s New York is officially in the works. "Blond Ambition" was written by Elyse Hollander and topped last year's Black List, the annual industry compendium of the best unproduced screenplays. Universal has reportedly bought the script, and the film's producers include Bret Ratner's RatPac Entertainment, and Michael De Luca, who produced the 2017 Oscars; "Moneyball" (2011); and the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie franchise. How much input, if any, Madonna will have in the film is unknown. Madonna's not impressed, although her assertion that anyone (but her) who tries to tell her story automatically means they are a "charlatan" and a "fool" who isn't "doing the work" seems a bit Olivia de Havilland of her. Does this also mean great biographies can't be written about people?


This certainly won't be the first time the topic has been examined ...

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