Blonde Ambition Will Live to Tell Madonna’s Origin Story at Universal

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Looks like you can go ahead and “Die Another Day,” for today has at least one “Ray of Light”: Universal has decided to get “Hung Up” on Elyse Hollander’s Madonna biopic, Blonde Ambition. The screenplay, which topped 2016’s Black List, tracks the early days of Madonna Louise Ciccone’s nascent career in New York leading up to her star-making performance at the 1984 MTV Music Awards, a time period during which the young dancer turned singer almost certainly made “Music,” learned “What It Feels Like for a Girl,” and decided to “Take a Bow.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brett Ratner and Fifty Shades of Grey’s Michael De Luca will produce. Be prepared to feel very “This Used to Be My Playground” from the A League of Their Own soundtrack about the whole thing.

Universal Picks Madonna Biopic to Be Its Lucky Star