From Dakota Johnson to Madonna’s own daughter, Lordes Ciccone, the internet is rife with speculation over who will play the Queen of Pop in a recently announced biopic, Blonde Ambition.
Everyone, that is, except Madonna herself.
Universal Pictures and the director of Rush Hour, Brett Ratner, have teamed up to buy the rights to the Elyse Hollander-written film, which is set in Madonna’s early years in New York City.
Fans have been waiting with baited breath for more news of the movie since the project topped the Black List in 2016 as among the most promising screenplays yet to be produced.
However, the biopic isn’t one that has been created with Madonna herself and as such is completely unauthorised. And she’s far from happy about it.
“Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” she posted in an Instagram picture yesterday of her in her 80s heyday. “Only I can tell my story.”
“Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.”
Of course, Madonna isn’t the first star to hell “WFT?!” in Hollywood’s direction. Britney Spears, and the estates of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson have both fought against the release of unauthorised biopics in the past.
Will anyone dare to watch it? We have to admit, we’re now slightly frightened to.