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Cher Announces Biopic with 'Mamma Mia!' Producers Attached

Cher announced on Twitter yesterday (May 19) that a new biopic about her life and career is in the works.

The announcement, made just before Cher's 75th birthday, includes Universal Pictures as the distributor. The tweet also mentions Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman - the producers behind Mamma Mia! Cher starred in the second film of the franchise, Here We Go Again, and will co-produce her biopic alongside them.

“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,” Craymer said in a press release. “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 has inspired generations. We could not be happier to tell her story to cinema audiences.”

In the tweet, Cher also announced her "dear dear friend" Eric Roth will be penning the screenplay. Roth is known for his films Forrest Gump, Munich, and A Star is Born. Cher worked with him on the 1987 legal thriller Suspect.

Cher is no stranger to the movie business. Besides Mamma Mia! and Suspect, she's appeared in the films Silkwood, Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and most famously, Moonstruck - for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Cher's life is an interesting one to turn into a biopic. She has sold more than 100 million records and made several musical comebacks. Most notably, she successfully launched a solo career after her divorce and creative split from Sonny Bono. She also pioneered the use of auto-tune in pop with 1998’s Believe, which won the Grammy for Best Dance Recording in 2000. All of this is in addition to her distinctive contralto voice, work in a variety of entertainment fields, and status as a fashion icon.

The biopic is yet to be titled. There is no news yet on who will be playing Cher in her life story.

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Article Image: Cher at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Promise" in 2017. (Tinseltown via Shutterstock.)

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