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Madonna Slams Blond Ambition Biopic

53 minutes ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few months after topping The Black List as the most popular unproduced screenplay of 2016, we reported yesterday that the Madonna biopic entitled Blond Ambition was picked up by Universal, with Brett Ratner and Michael De Luca producing. Yesterday's report didn't offer any indication of whether or not the iconic Madonna supports this biopic or if she will have any creative involvement, but now it seems we have our answer. The pop star took to social media earlier today, making it clear that she has no involvement in the project. Here's what the singer/actress/filmmaker had to say below.

"Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. . Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society."

Madonna didn't offer any further insight on her Twitter and Instagram pages, »

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Michael Mann Will Produce and Direct Miniseries ‘Hue 1968’

5 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Filmmaker Michael Mann is now working on an eight-to-10 hour long miniseries based on Mark Bowden‘s (Black Hawk Down) upcoming non-fiction novel, “Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam,” due out this June. Bowden, who spent five years writing his new book, recounts the Tet Offensive. Michael De Luca (The Social Network) is producing […]

The post Michael Mann Will Produce and Direct Miniseries ‘Hue 1968’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Madonna Disapproves of ‘Blonde Ambition’ Biopic

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madonna is unhappy over Universal’s development of the biopic “Blonde Ambition.”

“Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” she said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.”

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Universal had no comment. The studio won an auction Monday for Elyse Hollander’s “Blonde Ambition” screenplay about Madonna’s first album.

“Blonde Ambition” led the 2016 version of the Black List — an annual ranking of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Hollander’s script received 49 votes among the 250 executives voting. The project details Madonna’s efforts in the early 1980s in New York City to get her first album released while navigating fame, romance, and »

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Madonna Seemingly Slams Blond Ambition Biopic: ‘Only I Can Tell My Story’

7 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

Madonna doesn’t seem to be getting into the groove of the planned movie about her life.

On Instagram Tuesday, the queen of pop appeared to express her distaste with the biopic, which EW previously confirmed is currently in the early stages of development at Universal under the title Blond Ambition. If produced, the film will chronicle the industry icon’s rise to fame in 1980s New York City, where she spent the formative years of her career cutting her teeth on the underground music scene before splashing into the mainstream with an eponymous debut album. »

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Madonna Not-So-Subtly Shades Unauthorized 'Blond Ambition' Biopic: 'Nobody Knows What I Know'

7 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

This project may have a bit more prestige than a Britney Ever After, but Madonna is making it known that she wants nothing to do with the recently announced biopic of her life, Blond Ambition. News of the film broke over the weekend and, on Monday, Madonna wrote on Instagram, "Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story."

"Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool," the music icon captioned a photo of herself from that era. "Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society."

Watch: Madonna Shares Sweet Video of Her 'Saturday Jam' Session With Her Newly Adopted Twins

The Hollywood Reporter first reported that Universal had optioned the rights to Blond Ambition, a screenplay by Elyse Hollander that previously topped 2016's Black List, an insider-y list of the town's most-liked scripts.

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Madonna Biopic Blond Ambition Is Happening at Universal

10 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The early eighties was the perfect place for an artist like Madonna. The birth of MTV gave exposure to musicians that was unprecedented at the time, turning artists into TV stars overnight. Madonna was part of an elite few that benefitted the most from MTV's enormous influence as she went on to sell millions of albums, star in Hollywood films, and become an icon to women all over the world. Fast-forward to 2017 and a biopic of Madonna's early years is set to be produced.

The script entitled Blond Ambition written by Elyse Hollander topped the 2016 Black List of unproduced screenplays and has been bought by Universal Pictures as reported by the Hollywood Reporter. Michael De Luca who produced Fifty Shades of Grey for Universal and Brett Ratner have signed on to produce Blond Ambition along with John Zaozirny. Hollander had previously worked as an assistant to Alejandro G. Inarritu during »

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Hue 1968 Miniseries In The Works With Michael Mann Attached

13 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now here’s a piping hot package that’s beginning to coalesce at a brisk clip. According to Deadline, writer-director Michael Mann and Michael De Luca are joining forces for an eight-to-ten-hour miniseries based on Hue 1968: The Turning Point in the American War in Vietnam, the soon-to-be-published novel from scribe Mark Bowden.

If that name sounds familiar, it should; Bowden is also the creative mind behind wartime drama Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War – the same Black Hawk Down that Ridley Scott engineered into a taut, nail-biting thriller back in ’01. Set to release on June 6th, Hue 1968 takes place during the height of the Vietnam War, when napalm was the weapon of choice and Creedence Clearwater Revival blared out over the speakers.

Perhaps most intriguing of all, though, is the fact that Mark Bowden’s novel will present a no-holds-barred account of the Vietnam War, including »

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Universal pick up Madonna Biopic Blond Ambition

14 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

She may still be alive and kicking but the ultimate Lucky Star Madonna is all set to get her very own biopic after Universal has picked up Elyse Hollander’s script which takes the title from the megastar’s 1990 world tour Blond Ambition.

The story, which is to be set in early 80’s New York, will see Madonna Louise Ciccone working on her first album, struggling in a business that treats women badly, while also dealing with a burgeoning love life and the first hints of fame.

Only last year, Hollander’s script topped the 2016 Black List, the industry ranking that tracks Hollywood’s most-liked unproduced screenplays so it was only a matter of sitting back and waiting for the right (or best) offer to land in her hands and it couldn’t much bigger than Universal. Considering this is Hollander’s debut script after working alongside Alejandro G. »

- Zehra Phelan

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Madonna biopic Blonde Ambition in the works

21 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The story of Madonna trying to get her first album released in the 1980s is to be told in Blonde Ambition...

With the Freddie Mercury biopic, directed by Bryan Singer, confirmed over the weekend to land at the end of 2018, now we get news that Madonna’s story is also being brought to the screen. Her life will be the subject of the film Blonde Ambition, which will tell the story of the making of Madonna’s album of the same name in the early 1980s. It’ll follow her trying to get the record released in New York City, against rejections and dismissals from the music industry.

The film’s been penned by Elyse Hollander, and Universal Pictures has now picked up the rights to the project. The movie will be overseen by producer Michael De Luca, and Brett Ratner’s Ratpac production company.

It’s early days for Blonde Ambition, »

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Michael Mann Plans Return to Television with Vietnam War Drama ‘Hue 1968’

24 April 2017 4:32 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With the respected directors making their way to television, the medium is now luring Michael Mann back into its warming embrace. The Heat director, who cut his teeth on TV shows like Starsky and Hutch, Police Story, and Miami Vice, has, along with producer Michael De Luca, snapped up the rights to Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden’s Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.

Deadline reports that Mann and De Luca will shape Bowden’s book into an an eight-to ten-hour miniseries event, with Mann directing “numerous episodes.” Hue 1968 focuses on the Tet Offensive that became a major turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and one can see the Amazon synopsis below.

By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, »

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Madonna Biopic ‘Blonde Ambition’ in the Works at Universal

24 April 2017 4:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal is developing Madonna biopic “Blonde Ambition,” picking up rights to Elyse Hollander’s “Blonde Ambition” screenplay about Madonna’s first album.

“Blonde Ambition” led the 2016 version of the Black List — an annual ranking of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Hollander’s script received 49 votes among the 250 executives voting. The project details Madonna’s efforts in the early 1980s in New York City to get her first album released while navigating fame, romance, and the dismissive attitude of the music industry at the time.

“Blonde Ambition” is set up with Brett Ratner’s Ratpac and Michael De Luca. John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions will also produce.

Madonna broke out in 1983 on her first album, “Madonna,” followed by 1984’s blockbuster “Like a Virgin.”

It’s the first script sale for Hollander, who has worked as an assistant to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

De Luca produces the “Fifty Shades” franchise for Universal »

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Long-Awaited Madonna Biopic ‘Blonde Ambition’ Charts Her Rise to Fame

24 April 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal has picked up Elyse Hollander’s script for “Blonde Ambition,” a biopic about the rise of famed pop star Madonna. Hollander’s script was ranked No. 1 on the Blacklist, a list of the best screenplays in Hollywood that have yet to be produced. The screenplay is set in New York in the 1980s and follows Madonna’s struggle to get her debut album released in a male-oriented music industry. Michael De Luca, who produced the “Fifty Shades” films for Universal, is attached to produce along with Brett Ratner and John Zaozirny. Released in 1983, Madonna’s eponymous debut album peaked at No. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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TV News Roundup: Eliza Dushku to Develop ‘The Black Company’ Books as TV Series

24 April 2017 3:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Eliza Dushku is adapting a well-known book series for TV, IFC premiered for two new comedy series, and Norman Lear will host a new podcast. 

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Im Global Television, Eliza Dushku, and David S. Goyer will develop a television adaptation of “The Black Company” based on Glen Cook’s fantasy series. Dushku’s Boston Diva Productions optioned the ten-book fantasy series, with Dushku set to star as sorceress “The Lady.” The adaptation will include the forthcoming book “Port of Shadows,” which takes place between the first and second books in the series. The stories follow the Black Company, a mercenary unit that carries out nefarious deeds across a Tolkeinesque landscape, often at the behest of The Lady in order to maintain her power. When the men of the company discover that the embodiment of good has been reborn, they must re-examine their loyalties. David S. Goyer and Kevin Turen will executive produce, as »

- Erin Nyren

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Michael Mann developing Hue 1968 as a TV series

24 April 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Filmmaker Michael Mann and producer Michael De Luca are teaming up to adapt Mark Bowden’s upcoming book Hue 1968 – which details the Tet Offensive, a turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War – as an eight-to-ten hour miniseries.

Hue was the centerpiece of Hanoi’s 1968 Tet Offensive in which Hanoi sought to win the war in one stroke by launching a series of surprise attacks against military and civilian targets, and the book – and the upcoming series – will explore the drama through the eyes of people on all sides of the conflict.

“[The book is] a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction,” said Mann. “Bowden’s achievement is in making ‘them’ into us. We are them. There are no background people; people abstracted into statistics, body counts. There is the sense that everybody is somebody, as each is in the actuality of their own lives. The brilliance of Bowden’s narrative, the achievement »

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Michael Mann, Michael De Luca line up 'Hue 1968' series

24 April 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal Tet Offensive.

Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to Mark Bowden’s upcoming book Hue 1968, which they will develop into an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.

Mann, the Oscar-winning director of Collateral, The Insider, and Heat, will direct multiple episodes and produce alongside De Luca, the Fifty Shades Darker producer who recently co-produced the Oscar telecast.

Hue 1968 took Bowden, the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down, five years to write and focuses on lives on all sides of the conflict during the pivotal Tet Offensive. Grove Atlantic will publish the book on June 6.

Characters include a seemingly innocent Vietnamese schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; a Marine captain from Pennsylvania who becomes a war hero; a Hanoi teacher who fights as an infantryman for the North Vietnamese army; and Us president Lyndon B. Johnson.

Mark Bowden’s written a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction,” Mann said. “Bowden »

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Michael Mann to Adapt ‘Black Hawk Down’ Author’s ‘Hue 1968’ as a Miniseries

24 April 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Prepare for a Manniseries. Deadline reports that Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have purchased the rights to Mark Bowden’s forthcoming “Hue 1968: The Turning Point in the American War in Vietnam,” which they intend to adapt as an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.

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Mann has called “Hue 1968” “a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction” whose achievement “is in making ‘them’ into us.” Bowden is also the author of “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,” whose 2001 film adaptation was directed by Ridley Scott.

“We are them. There are no background people; people abstracted into statistics, body counts,” said Mann. “There is the sense that everybody is somebody, as each is in the reality of his or her own life. The brilliance of Bowden’s narrative, the achievement of interviewing hundreds of people on all »

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Michael Mann to Adapt ‘Black Hawk Down’ Author’s ‘Hue 1968’ as a Miniseries

24 April 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Prepare for a Manniseries. Deadline reports that Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have purchased the rights to Mark Bowden’s forthcoming “Hue 1968: The Turning Point in the American War in Vietnam,” which they intend to adapt as an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.

Read More: Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace to Star in Michael Mann’s Ferrari Biopic

Mann has called “Hue 1968” “a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction” whose achievement “is in making ‘them’ into us.” Bowden is also the author of “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,” whose 2001 film adaptation was directed by Ridley Scott.

“We are them. There are no background people; people abstracted into statistics, body counts,” said Mann. “There is the sense that everybody is somebody, as each is in the reality of his or her own life. The brilliance of Bowden’s narrative, the achievement of interviewing hundreds of people on all »

- Michael Nordine

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Michael Mann & Michael De Luca Set Miniseries On Mark Bowden Tet Offensive Book ‘Hue 1968’

24 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to Hue 1968, and they will shape as an event eight- to 10-hour miniseries Mark Bowden’s kaleidoscopic account of the Tet Offensive that became the turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War. Bowden’s books have been catnip for Hollywood, and his Black Hawk Down was turned into the memorable Ridley Scott-directed 2001 thriller. Bowden worked five years on Hue 1968, which will be published June 6… »

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Michael Mann, Michael De Luca Set Miniseries On Mark Bowden Tet Offensive Book ‘Hue 1968’

24 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to Hue 1968, and they will shape as an event 8-to 10 hour miniseries Mark Bowden’s kaleidoscopic account of the Tet Offensive that became the turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War. Bowden’s books have been catnip for Hollywood and his Black Hawk Down was turned into the memorable Ridley Scott-directed 2001 thriller. Bowden worked five years on Hue 1968, which will be published June 6 by… »

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Madonna Biopic 'Blond Ambition' Lands at Universal (Exclusive)

20 April 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal is getting into the groove for a Madonna biopic.

The studio has picked up Blond Ambition, Elyse Hollander’s script that topped the 2016 Black List, the industry ranking that tracks Hollywood’s most-liked unproduced screenplays.

Michael De Luca, who produced Fifty Shades of Grey for Universal, is attached to produce along with Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment. John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions also will produce.

The story is set in early 1980s New York as Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album, struggling in a business that treats women badly, while also dealing with a burgeoning love life and the »

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