Cher announces biopic film from Mamma Mia and A Star is Born creators

Patrick Kelleher May 20, 2021
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Cher is preparing to turn back time with a new biopic telling the story of her life – and fans are overjoyed.

The legendary singer announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday (19 May), revealing that Universal Studios will make the biopic.

The film will be helmed by Mamma Mia producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, while Cher’s “dear friend” Eric Roth – screenwriter of Forrest GumpThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button and A Star Is Born – will write the script.

Craymer and Goetzman are keeping details of the film under wraps for now, but they confirmed to Deadline that it will be closer to the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody in its style than Mamma Mia, where characters spontaneously erupt into song.

“Gary and I are thrilled to be working with Cher again and this time bringing her empowering and true life odyssey to the big screen,” Craymer said in a press release.

“One cannot help but be drawn to and inspired by Cher’s larger than life talent, fortitude, unique wit, warmth and vision. Her unparalleled success in music film and TV have inspired generations.

“We could not be happier to tell her story to cinema audiences.”

Cher got to know Craymer and Goetzman when she starred in the 2018 smash hit Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.

Fans are already wondering who will play Cher in her biopic

It is not yet known whether the Cher film will focus on a period in the star’s decades-spanning career, or if it will tell the full, illustrious story of her life.

Fans were quick to share their joy and excitement at the news, with many begging the singer to give them a release date.

“I have been waiting for this since I was 15! It only took 50 years! When will it be done?” one fan asked.

In typical Cher fashion, the singer replied: “I Had More life to Live.”

Others offered their thoughts on who should play Cher in the biopic – and people were quick to suggest Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza for the part.

Naturally, plenty of others suggested Drag Race icon and renowned Cher impersonator Chad Michaels should take the role, while others felt that any gay man at 3am would be perfect for the part.

Cher is widely loved within the LGBT+ community for being an outspoken supporter of LGBT+ rights, as well as for her legendary back catalogue.

She successfully launched her own acting career in the 1980s, ultimately winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Moonstruck.



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