Cher — 75 years old today, May 20 — is the gift that keeps on giving.
Already a tireless singer, live performer and actor who's been a household name for 56 years, she is now allowing her storied life and career to be turned into a big-screen biopic.
She tweeted, "Ok Universal is Doing Biopic With My Friends JUDY CRAYMER,GARY GOETZMAN PRODUCING. THEYY PRODUCED BOTH MAMMA MIA’S,& MY DEAR DEAR Friend 4 YRS, & OSCAR WINNER..ERIC ROTH IS GOING 2 WRITE IT."
Roth, 76, has wildly diverse C.V. Along with Cher's Suspect (1987), he wrote Forrest Gump (1994), The Postman (1997), Munich (2005), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), A Star Is Born (2018) and the new Dune (2021).
One would expect a film on her life to cover her Sonny and Cher years, her TV-variety and Vegas incarnations, her re-invention as an Oscar-winning actress, her Lori Davis low and her comeback era, riding high on "Believe" (1998).
Interestingly, the same studio is working on a Madonna biopic, albeit one that Madonna insisted on co-writing and directing, and which has already lost its star writer, Diablo Cody.