Cher marks her 75th birthday by announcing a biopic of her life from the producers of Mamma Mia

20 May 2021, 16:45

Cher has announced a biopic of her life is in the works with the people behind Mamma Mia and A Star Is Born.
Cher has announced a biopic of her life is in the works with the people behind Mamma Mia and A Star Is Born. Picture: Getty

The writers of Forrest Gump and A Star is Born are to work with singer Cher on a biopic about her life.

Cher has announced a biopic of her life is in the works.

The star – who turns 75 today (May 20) – says that the producers of Mamma Mia! and A Star Is Born are working with writers from A Star Is Born on the new project.

Theatre and film producer Judy Cramer and co-producer Gary Goetzman, who were behind the stage and movie adaptations of Mamma Mia are confirmed to be involved, with the pair having previously work with Cher on Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.

Eric Roth, five-time Oscar nominee and the screenwriter for films The Insider, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Munich, Forrest Gump and 2018’s A Star Is Born, will be creating the script for the Cher biopic.

Cher personally announced the collaboration on her Twitter page to her 3.9 million followers.

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“Ok Universal is Doing Biopic With My Friends JUDY CRAYMER, GARY GOETZMAN  PRODUCING [sic],” Cher tweeted.

“THEYY PRODUCED BOTH MAMMA MIA’S,& MY DEAR DEAR Friend 4 YRS, & OSCAR WINNER..ERIC ROTH IS GOING 2 WRITE IT. FORREST GUMP, A STAR IS BORN, SUSPECT TO NAME A FEW OF IS FILMS [sic].”

It's not yet known whether the film will be looking at a specific time of the singer's life or an overview of 75 years.

However Deadline have reported that despite the producers of A Star Is Born and Mamma Mia! being involved, the film will be more akin to Freddie Mercury's biopic Bohemian Rhapsody than a “break-into-song musical”.

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