's life story will be adapted for the big screen. She is an actor, singer, and all-around icon.
The Oscar winner announced the news on Twitter
on Wednesday, a day before her 75th birthday, and said the film's screenplay will be written by Eric Roth
, who won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 1994's "Forrest Gump" and was nominated for his work
on 2008's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and 2018's "A Star Is Born."
Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, the producers of the ABBA film musical "Mamma Mia!" and its sequel, have also joined the creative team, she added.
OK, UNIVERSAL IS DOING A BIOPIC WITH MY FRIENDS
JUDY CRAYMER AND GARY GOETZMAN PRODUCING.THEYY PRODUCED BOTH MAMMA MIA’S,&MY DEAR DEAR Friend 4 YRS, & OSCAR WINNER..ERIC ROTH IS GOING TO WRITE IT!!FORREST GUMPA STAR IS BORNSUSPECTTO NAME A
Craymer issued a statement confirming the plans.
“Gary and I are thrilled to be working with Cher again, this time bringing her empowering and true life odyssey to the big screen,” she said, according to Deadline. “One cannot help but be drawn to and inspired by Cher’s larger than life talent, fortitude, unique wit, warmth, and vision.
Of course, celebrity biopics are a hot commodity in Hollywood
So far, the most successful has been 2018's "Bohemian Rhapsody," which earned Rami Malek an Oscar for his performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The following year, Taron Egerton played Elton John in "Rocketman," which grossed $195 million worldwide.
As with those legends, there are numerous moments in Cher's six-decade, record-breaking career that are ripe for dramatization. There's her rise to fame in the 1960s and 1970s with former husband Sonny Bono, followed by her storied film career that culminated in an Oscar win for 1998's "Moonstruck
Then there's her more recent reinvention as a 21st-century dance floor diva, fueled by the 1998 smash "Believe."
When a fan complained that they'd been waiting for the biopic for "50 years," Cher responded in the way that only Cher can.
Cher (@cher) May 19, 2021
Cher's life story was previously adapted as the 2019 musical "The Cher Show," in which three actors
played her at various ages.
Stephanie J. Block, whose Broadway credits include "Wicked" and "Falsettos," won a Tony Award for her performance as Cher in "Star."