Biopic to chronicle Cher’s life and career

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Cher speaks on stage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on October 14, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. — [Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC]

Cher is celebrating her 75th birthday with some big movie news.

The legendary entertainer, who turned 75 on May 20, will be the subject of an upcoming biopic from Universal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Academy Award-winning writer Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” the upcoming “Killers of the Flower Moon”) is set to pen the screenplay for a feature film about the life and career of the Cher, an Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner and fashion icon. The prolific screenwriter also penned the script to Cher’s 1987 thriller “Suspect,” which co-starred Dennis Quaid and Liam Neeson and was directed by Peter Yates (“Bullitt,” “The Dresser,” “Breaking Away”).

He will have plenty of material for a biopic on Cher, whose celebrated career has spanned a famed variety television show, several studio albums and concert tours, a Las Vegas residency and many movies, including her Oscar-winning turn in “Moonstruck,” her Oscar-nominated performance in “Silkwood” and roles in “Mask,” “The Witches of Eastwick,”  “Mermaids” and more.

Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, who produced the film version of “Mamma Mia!” and worked with Cher on the cinematic sequel “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” are set to produce the biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

-BAM

 

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