Madonna Not-So-Subtly Shades Unauthorized 'Blond Ambition' Biopic: 'Nobody Knows What I Know'
By John Boone
This project may have a bit more prestige than a Britney Ever After, but Madonna is making it known that she wants nothing to do with the recently announced biopic of her life, Blond Ambition. News of the film broke over the weekend and, on Monday, Madonna wrote on Instagram, "Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story."
"Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool," the music icon captioned a photo of herself from that era. "Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society."
The Hollywood Reporter first reported that Universal had optioned the rights to Blond Ambition, a screenplay by Elyse Hollander that previously topped 2016's Black List, an insider-y list of the town's most-liked scripts.
Here is Blond Ambition's official description from the Black List:
"In 1980s New York, Madonna struggles to get her first album released while navigating fame, romance, and a music industry that views women as disposal."
The script follows the singer from her days in a struggling rock band called The Emmys to her iconic performance (of "Like a Virgin") at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Brett Ratner are producing, though it's still far too early to answer the most important question: Who could possibly play Madonna?