The music icon Cher turned 75 on Thursday, and to mark the occasion, she made a major announcement that has fans of hers very excited.
Cher celebrated her birthday by confirming that a biopic about her incredible life and career is in the works with Universal Pictures. The legendary star took to Twitter to reveal that the movie will be written by her “DEAR DEAR Friend” Eric Roth, who worked with her on the 1987 film Suspect and won an Academy Award in 1994 for his work on Forrest Gump. Cher will be producing the project along with Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, according to a press release obtained by People Magazine.
Ok Universal is Doing Biopic With My Friends JUDY CRAYMER,GARY GOETZMAN PRODUCING.
BOTH MAMMA MIA’S,&
MY DEAR DEAR Friend 4 YRS, & OSCAR WINNER..ERIC ROTH IS GOING 2 WRITE IT👻🎂‼️
A STAR IS BORN
TO NAME A FEW OF IS FILMS
— Cher (@cher) May 19, 2021
Craymer and Goetzman got to know Cher when they worked with her on the 2018 Mamma Mia! sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
“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. “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,” she added.
This comes two years after the premiere of “The Cher Show,” a musical about the award-winning entertainer’s life. It debuted on Broadway in December 2018 after an out-of-town tryout in Chicago earlier that year, and it ran for eight months, before it closed in August of 2019. Cher herself even attended one performance.
Throughout her illustrious career, Cher has won an Emmy, a Grammy and an Oscar, not to mention many other honors as well. She most recently appeared in Cher & The Loneliest Elephant, a documentary about how she fought to move an elephant living alone at the Islamabad Zoo to a Cambodian sanctuary.
“It can get exhausting being Cher, especially when you’re older and you’re still doing the same things,” she said back in 2018. “But I still have a great time. To have the stamina, and also to have the audience … You forget that people just do regular jobs that they don’t get applause for.”
Happy birthday, Cher!