Cher is the latest music superstar to get the biopic treatment.
The singer and actress, who turns 75 this week, announced the news on social media, revealing Universal Pictures is backing the movie about her life.
Cher will serve as a producer on the film alongside Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, known for their work on the Mamma Mia! franchise, which featured the "Goddess of Pop".
The as-yet-untitled biopic will be written by Oscar-winner Eric Roth, whose films include, , and . He previously worked with Cher on 1987 mystery thriller .
Cher announced the biopic news in a typically effervescent social media post. She tweeted to her nearly four million followers:
Ok Universal is Doing Biopic With My Friends JUDY CRAYMER,GARY GOETZMAN PRODUCING.— Cher (@cher) May 19, 2021
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
Craymer said: "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 first found fame with her then-husband Sonny Bono. Their song 'I Got You Babe' was a worldwide hit. She embarked on a massively successful solo career and her best-known tracks include 'Gypsys', 'Tramps & Thieves', 'If I Could Turn Back Time', and 'Believe'.
Cher has sold more than 100 million records around the world.
She has also enjoyed a hugely successful film career. Cher won the best actress Oscar for 1987's. Her other film roles include 2018's .
Music biopics have proven to be box office successes in Hollywood over recent years.told the story of rock band Queen and grossed more than £640 million after its 2018 release. Sir Elton John biopic arrived in 2019 to critical and commercial success.