Madonna has slammed the proposed biopic about her early career [Wenn]
Blond Ambition is the scrip Universal has picked up from screenwriter Elyse Hollander, but it does not have the Queen of Pop’s approval.
Madonna, 58, took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the unauthorised biopic, and they are not good.
“Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” she captioned a 1983 Polaroid photo of herself taken by Sharon Smith.
“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.”
Hollander’s script topped the 2016 Blacklist (a movie business ranking of the best unproduced screenplays) and is set in the early 1980s when a 24-year-old Madonna Louise Ciccone was working on her debut self-titled album.
The film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is said to deal with the struggle of women in the music business as well as the singer’s romances as she stepped into the spotlight.
Madonna shot to fame after the release of her debut album in 1983 (pictured 1984) [Michael Putland/Getty Images]
During the early Eighties, Madonna was linked to the late artist Jean Michel Basquiat and the producer of her debut album, Jellybean Benítez, so no doubt these names will pop up on Blonde Ambition.
But if you’re making a movie about a musician, their music should most definitely be needed and it’s unlucky Madonna will give them permission.
She wrote most of the hits on her first album and judging by her latest Instagram post she’s unlikely to lend them to the project.