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Roth is set to pen the screenplay for a feature film about the life and career of the multihyphenate entertainer, whose decades-long career has spanned music, television, fashion and film. It has included multiple studio albums, a comedy variety show and a Las Vegas residency, as well as an expansive acting career with credits like Silkwood, Mask, The Witches of Eastwick and Moonstruck, the latter of which earned her a best actress Oscar.
Mamma Mia! producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman are set to produce the project, having worked with Cher on the Mamma Mia! sequel, Here We Go Again.
Cher, who turns 75 today, shared the news on her 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
The yet-to-be-titled project comes as Hollywood is seeing a surge of rock biopics following Elton John’s Rocketman and Freddie Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody. The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston and Elvis are also all getting the feature film treatment.
Roth, whose credits include Munich, A Star Is Born and Forrest Gump, previously worked with Cher on the 1987 thriller Suspect. He most recently penned the script for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
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