Madonna Biopic ‘Blond Ambition’ Lands at Universal
In an exclusive news today, the Hollywood Reporter reveals that Universal has picked up Blond Ambition, the script by Elyse Hollander that topped the 2016 Black List – the industry ranking of the most-liked yet unproduced screenplays in Tinseltown.
Michael De Luca, who produced Fifty Shades of Grey for Universal, is attached to produce along with Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment. John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions will also produce.
The story is set in New York City in the early 1980s where a young Madonna works on her first album, struggling in a business that treats women badly, while also dealing with a burgeoning love life and the first hints of fame – a topic first explored in 1994 by the tv movie Madonna: Innocence Lost starring Terumi Matthews.
Blond Ambition is the debut script for Elyse Hollander, who previously worked as an assistant to Alejandro G. Inarritu while he made Birdman, and Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Kourtney Kang. She is repped by WME, Bellevue, Ryan Pastorek and Robby Koch of Hansen Jacobson.
Check out the Hollywood Reporter for the full story.