Cher is able to flip again time with a biopic — simply in time for her 75th birthday Thursday.
The Oscar-winner celebrated her three-quarter-century landmark by enthusiastically saying that a film about her life is on the best way.
“Okay Common is doing biopic with my buddies Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman producing,” she tweeted in her trademark all-caps Wednesday evening, noting that they labored on earlier tasks together with “Mama Mia” — by which Cher co-starred and sang — in addition to 2018’s “A Star Is Born” adaptation, “Forrest Gump” and the Cher-starring 1987 drama “Suspect.”
The “Consider” singer added that her pal and Oscar-winner Eric Roth — who additionally labored on “A Star Is Born” and “Forrest Gump” — will write the script.
Simply minutes after revealing her information, she appeared to underscore the explanation for lastly tackling the undertaking, writing: “I Had Extra life to Stay.”
And on Thursday afternoon she additionally hinted that she has yet one more shock in retailer that’s “WAAAAAYYY COOL” and “four MY AGE ITS A MIRACLE.”
“Gary and I are thrilled to be working with Cher once more and this time bringing her empowering and true-life odyssey to the large display. One can not assist however be drawn to and impressed by Cher’s larger-than-life expertise, fortitude, distinctive wit, heat and imaginative and prescient,” Craymer said in a statement, based on The Guardian. “Her unparalleled success in music movie and TV have impressed generations. We couldn’t be happier to inform her story to cinema audiences.”
Her life story appears robust sufficient to assist an enormous biopic, with successes together with roles in movies like “Silkwood,” “Masks,” “The Witches of Eastwick” and “Moonstruck” — which landed her the Greatest Actress Academy Award in 1988. The ever-sultry “Burlesque” star received a Grammy Award for her pop hit “Consider” in 1999 and acquired seven solo nominations and two group nods with late husband and performing accomplice Sonny Bono.
On prime of that, Cher was identified for parading round in scandalous, out-there outfits, together with a barely-there sheer ensemble within the music video for her 1999 hit “If I Might Flip Again Time.”
She additionally didn’t all the time sleep alone. Her relationships have been well-documented over her seven-decade existence, amongst them actors Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Warren Beatty; KISS legend Gene Simmons; baker Rob “Bagel Boy” Camilletti; file mogul David Geffen; singer Richie Sambora; and rocker Gregg Allman — to whom she was married from 1975 to 1979.
Cher’s biopic might have already got a template observe, as a Broadway musical — titled, after all, “The Cher Present” — opened to dazzling critiques in late 2018 and performed for greater than 300 performances. A deliberate nationwide tour was postponed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Her newest undertaking is the heartbreaking documentary “Cher & The Loneliest Elephant,” which premiered Wednesday on the Smithsonian channel and can also be streaming on Paramount+. It follows her four-year journey to avoid wasting an abused elephant named Kaavan that was stored chained up, alone, in a Pakistani zoo.
“I needed to decide whether or not I used to be going to go to Islamabad in a pandemic and never realizing what the folks there have been going to think about me, or even when they knew who I used to be,” Cher not too long ago instructed The Publish about her journey. “I hoped they didn’t know, as a result of then they might know I’m this chick from America who was bare for nearly her whole life and that wouldn’t have gone down so nicely. However I met a number of good folks there.”