Cher is celebrating ahead of her birthday with some exciting news. The musician has confirmed that there is a biopic about her life and career that is in development.
This comes before she turns 75 this birthday and the untitled project will be written by “DEAR DEAR Friend” Eric Roth. He had worked with her on the 1987 movie Suspect and won an Academy Award in 1994 for his work on Forrest Gump. The singer tweeted on Wednesday.
The project is in development with Universal Pictures. Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman will be producing the venture along with Cher. They got to know the musician when they worked with her on the 2018 Mamma Mia! sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
Judy said that he and Gary are excited to be working with Cher again and this time they are bringing her inspiring life to the big screen. “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 statement. The producer further shared that one cannot help but be drawn to and inspired by Cher’s larger than life talent.
Judy said, “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 have inspired generations.” He added that they could not be happier to tell her story to cinema audiences.
The news of Cher’s biopic has come after two years after the premiere of The Cher Show. This was a musical about the musician’s life. The stage production debuted on Broadway in December 2018. It ran for eight seasons and even had a cameo by Cher herself. Throughout her decades-long career, Cher has won an Emmy, a Grammy and an Oscar in addition to receiving a plethora of honours for her impact on pop culture.
Recently, Cher & The Loneliest Elephant premiered on the Smithsonian Channel. This was a documentary about how the multi-hyphenated entertainer had to fight to move an elephant who was living along at the Islamabad Zoo. “It can get exhausting being Cher, especially when you’re older and you’re still doing the same things,” she told PEOPLE in 2018. “But I still have a great time. To have the stamina, and also to have the audience … You forget that people just do regular jobs that they don’t get applause for.”