Cher took to social media on the eve of her 75th birthday to announce that she is going to have her life story told through film, mentioning some heavy hitters in the industry.
Cher wrote 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👻🎂‼️
Roth, she mentions, worked on Forrest Gump, A Star Is Born and Suspect.
One Twitter user asked the “Believe” singer, “I have been waiting for this since I was 15! It only took 50 years! When will it be done?” Cher answered in “Cher” fashion, simply answering, “I Had More life to Live.”
According to Deadline, the untitled film will be scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth, who worked on the highly-anticipated Killers of the Flower Moon with director Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Jesse Plemons.
The Cher biopic will be produced by Mamma Mia!‘s Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman. That duo will produce with Cher, who starred in the Mamma Mia! sequel. Cher just produced Kaavan, The World’s Loneliest Elephant.
The film will showcase Cher’s evolution from being a shy duo partner in Sonny & Cher to a pioneer for female entertainers in song and fashion, unafraid to speak her mind. Her professional rise began when she moved to Los Angeles at 16 and befriended Sonny Bono. She soon was singing backup on hits “Be My Baby” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin.” Her feelings for Bono quickly turned romantic, and they married and began working together.
“I Got You Babe” made the duo massive stars in the ’60s, and by the early ’70s they became CBS primetime stars on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, and her affinity for wearing daring outfits started her rise as a fashion icon. The couple divorced in 1975, and Cher pursued a solo career, flourishing with hits “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” and “Half-Breed.” By the ’80s, Cher redefined herself as an actress, starring in The Witches of Eastwick and 1987’s Moonstruck. She followed that up with more hits, including “I Found Someone,” “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe.” Cher has sold more than 100 million records and has been a longtime advocate for LGBTQ rights and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, among other causes.
Exact details of the film are being kept under wraps, but Deadline theorizes it will not be a musical similar to Mamma Mia!. Rather, it will be similar in style to Bohemian Rhapsody.
Craymer shared his enthusiasm with working with Cher once more saying, “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. 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. We could not be happier to tell her story to cinema audiences.”
Cher’s 14 Most Memorable Quotes
14. “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”
13. “Yes, it’s a man’s world, but that’s all right because they’re making a total mess of it. We’re chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it’s a difficult task, but it’s not.”
12. “I love having boyfriends. A girl can wait for the right man to come along—but in the meantime, that doesn’t mean she can’t have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.”
11. “I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel.”
10. “My mom said to me, ‘You know sweetheart, one day you should settle down and marry a rich man. And I said, ‘Mom, I am a rich man.'”
9. “Women are the architects of society.”
8. “Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable.”
7. “If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.”
6. “I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.”
5. “Women have to harness their power—it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first ‘no.’ And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.”
4. “Don’t buy into the idea that women aren’t strong enough to do anything they want on their own.”
3. “I wouldn’t give myself any advice, because advice is kinda bulls—. Take a deep breath and don’t take any of it too seriously.”
2. “It’s not necessary, in order to be a complete person, that I have a man. It’s not the end-all, be-all of my life.”
- “I’ve always taken risks and never worried about what the world might think of me.”