Buzzing: Madonna criticises unauthorised biopic

Madonna voiced anger over news that a studio is planning an unauthorised biopic of her early years in New York.
Madonna voiced anger over news that a studio is planning an unauthorised biopic of her early years in New York.PHOTO: AFP

Madonna criticises unauthorised biopic

Madonna voiced anger on Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio is planning an unauthorised biopic of her early years in New York, when she struggled to break into the business.

"Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story," the singer wrote on Instagram.

Titled Blond Ambition, the screenplay is the work of newcomer Elyse Hollander, a Los Angeles writer.


Star Wars: Episode IX out in 2019

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Will Smith joins Cannes jury Actors

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Hartono is new Milo ambassador

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe