Cher Biopic in the Works – Pitchfork
Cher has announced that a new feature film chronicling her life and career is in the works. She broke the news in a tweet earlier this evening (May 19), which happens to be the night before her 75th birthday. The as-yet-untitled film will arrive via Universal Pictures. Cher will co-produce alongside Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman—the production duo who helmed the film adaptation of Mamma Mia! (which of course, starred Cher).
“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.”
The film’s screenplay will be written by Eric Roth (Munich, Forrest Gump, A Star Is Born). Roth previously worked with Cher on the 1987 thriller Suspect.