The script, written by Elyse Hollander, focuses on Madonna’s life in the early ’80s in New York City while she works on her debut album and struggles in the music industry.
The biopic will also highlight the “Express Yourself” singer balancing her fame with her love life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s unclear if the project has been approved by the singer. It’s also unknown whether Universal has secured rights to use Madonna’s early music like “Lucky Star”, “Borderline” and other hits.
People on Twitter have already begun to speculate who could possibly play Madonna in the film.
It appears Madonna isn’t very supportive of the upcoming film. She took to Instagram on Tuesday following the news and threw some shade at the unauthorized project with a throwback photo. In the caption, the singer declares “nobody knows what I know” and that only she can tell her story.
“Blond Ambition” topped last year’s Black List, which is Hollywood’s annual breakdown of the best unproduced screenplays.
Other Black List scripts that turned into nominated films include “The Revenant”, “Argo”, “American Hustle” and more.
“Blond Ambition” is the debut script for Hollander.
Universal has had success with music biopics such as 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton”, which told the story of Dr. Dre’s N.W.A and Ice Cube.