Iconic singer Cher’s biopic in the works at Universal by ‘Mamma Mia!’ producers


Cher has announced that a biopic about her life is in the works at Universal Pictures. She will co-produce the project, alongside Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, who produced the film adaptations of Mamma Mia! – the second of which, 2018’s Here We Go Again, starred Cher.

Cher said that her “dear dear friend” Eric Roth – of Forrest Gump and the most recent A Star Is Born adaptation – will write the screenplay. He worked with Cher on the 1987 legal thriller Suspect.

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

During that half-century, Cher has sold more than 100m records and waged several musical comebacks – notably launching a solo career after her divorce and subsequent creative split from Sonny Bono, and pioneering the use of Auto-Tune in pop with 1998’s Believe, which won the Grammy award for best dance recording in 2000.

Her filmography includes Silkwood, Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for best actress.

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