Cher just tweeted out that on the eve of celebrating her 75th birthday Thursday, she’ll have her life story unfold on movie screens through Universal Pictures. It is a major effort with heavy hitters, and here’s what is happening.
The as yet untitled film will be scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth, whose recent efforts include adapting “Killers of the Flower Moon” that is currently in production with Martin Scorsese directing Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, and co-writing the upcoming Denis Villenueve-directed “Dune” epic.
The Cher film will be produced by Judy Craymer — whose brainstorm it was to turn the ABBA song catalog into the stage musical smash “Mamma Mia!” — and Playtone’s Gary Goetzman, who produced the “Mamma Mia!” films with Craymer.
That duo will produce with Cher, who starred in the “Mamma Mia!” sequel. Cher just produced “Kaavan, The World’s Loneliest Elephant,” which is streaming on Paramount.com and The Smithsonian Channel.