In just utterly sacred news, Cher has announced she is making a film about her life with the producers behind – GET THIS – the Mamma Mia! films. Consider my money firmly in their pockets.
Cher announced the news on the day of her 75th birthday (or the day before, depending on where you live), gifting us fans with the news of her biopic.
Mamma Mia! producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman will produce the film with Cher, while Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) will pen the script.
Roth also wrote the screenplay for A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, which is a big tick in my books, tell ya what.
As Deadline first reported, Roth recently adapted Killers of the Flower Moon for Martin Scorsese. That’s the film with Leonardo DiCaprio in it – the one the New York Post wrote about and then went viral for because it called Leo “unrecognisable” when he very, clearly was. That was a fun day to be on the internet.
“Ok Universal is Doing Biopic With My Friends JUDY CRAYMER, GARY GOETZMAN PRODUCING. THEYY PRODUCED BOTH MAMMA MIA’S, & MY DEAR DEAR Friend 4 YRS, & OSCAR WINNER..ERIC ROTH IS GOING 2 WRITE IT,” Cher gushed on Twitter.
Ok Universal is Doing Biopic With My Friends JUDY CRAYMER,GARY GOETZMAN PRODUCING.
BOTH MAMMA MIA’S,&
MY DEAR DEAR Friend 4 YRS, & OSCAR WINNER..ERIC ROTH IS GOING 2 WRITE IT👻🎂‼️
A STAR IS BORN
TO NAME A FEW OF IS FILMS
— Cher (@cher) May 19, 2021
Cher met Craymer and Goetzman after she starred in 2018’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to the 2008 movie. Was a sequel necessary? Absolutely not, but we (I) absolutely still watched it anyway.
Never forget how Cher released an entire ABBA tribute album during that same year, because of course she did. Dancing Queen features 10 songs by the Swedish pop group, revamped and given the Cher treatment.
Tunes include all the big ones, like ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’, ‘SOS’, ‘Waterloo’, and ‘The Winner Takes It All’. It also features ‘Fernando’, which Cher performed at the end of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with Andy García. As you do.
Cher’s truly iconic career in music, film, television, and theatre spans six decades. She won an Oscar for her role as Loretta Castorini in the 1987 film Moonstruck and an Emmy in 2003 for outstanding variety, music, or comedy special for Cher: The Farewell Tour, which aired on NBC in the States. She’s also been nominated for a slew of Grammy Awards, winning one for best dance recording for her album Believe, which landed on shelves in 2000.
That means Cher is just one Tony award away from the highly coveted EGOT honour. And look, it’s only a matter of time. Even if she doesn’t reach the title, three out of the four big ones is still a bloody Emmy, Grammy and Oscar.