Madonna is Fuming About Her Unauthorised Biopic ‘Blond Ambition’ But There’s Nothing She Can Do About It
For years and years, the fans and many in the media liked to go on about how “in control” Madonna is of her life and her career, so I find it funny that it looks as though she will have little to no control about this project going forward, whether she wants it to or not.
May 1, 2017
MADONNA can complain all she wants, but she won’t be able to stop Blond Ambition, the unauthorised biopic about her rise to pop stardom.
Since news broke that Universal had bought the screenplay by Elyse Hollander for Brett Ratner (producer of The Revenant) and Mike De Luca (producer of The Social Network and Moneyball) to produce, Madonna has been trashing the project on Instagram.
But since she didn’t write many of her early hits, and doesn’t control the copyrights to those songs, she has no way to stop the music from being used in the movie.
Madonna wrote Everybody and Lucky Star, and could block them from the movie, but she didn’t write Holiday, Crazy for You, Borderline, Like a Virgin, Material Girl and Dress You Up.
“The songwriters would love to have their songs on the soundtrack. They aren’t going to walk away from a payday,” one source told The New York Post. “That’s what they live for.”
Sources say Ratner and De Luca have reached out to the rights holders for their co-operation on the movie, but decisions have not yet been made.
If they get on board, there is little Madonna could do to stop it.
De Luca went up against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to produce The Social Network.
“Zuckerberg is 10 times as powerful as Madonna, and he couldn’t stop that movie,” my source said.