Get ready to watch the life story of pop legend Madonna on the big screen. Universal Studios has picked up the script for Blonde Ambition written by Elyse Hollander. In fact, the script topped the Black List 2016 – those scripts that haven’t yet been picked up by any production house.
Rush Hour‘s Brett Ratner and Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades Of Grey) will be producing Blonde Ambition along with John Zaozirny of Bellvue Productions.
Blonde Ambition is the story of Madonna Louise Ciccone in New York City during the 1980s. She is struggling to get her first album out. The industry is a hard and cold one, where women are used for their bodies and not so much for their talent. The story also follows her love life and her slow but sure rise to fame.
Madonna had an eerily similar story. In 1978, she moved to New York from Michigan. The new city allowed her to explore art in a more open form. She was immediately attracted to the limelight. Her initial career choice was becoming a dancer, but her attention turned to singing and pop music. She tried her luck with a rock band, but that plan didn’t work out. Finally, she was able to release her self-titled album Madonna that spurned hits such as Lucky Star, Holiday and Borderline. The release of her debut album brought Madonna significant fame and led to her iconic album Like A Virgin that sealed her legendary status as the Queen of Pop.
Blonde Ambition is the debut script written by Elyse Hollander. To have it made into a film so that fans can relive the colourful life of Madonna is going to be one film to look forward to. At the moment, no one has been signed on to play the legend’s role.