Ariana Grande wants to break into movies and Cher ‘s role is the role of a lifetime.
A day before her 75th birthday, Cher thrilled fans with a tweet announcing she’s finally approved a biopic about herself. The Oscar winner shared an impressive list of collaborators, including the producers of both Mamma Mia flicks and the screenwriter behind such films as Forrest Gump and A Star Is Born. Not on her list: Who will play the music legend, who shot to fame in the late 1960s with her husband Sonny Bono.
Ariana Grande has some thoughts! Sources tell the 27-year-old is “itching” to take on the part. “Ariana first found fame as an actress,” says an insider. “She wants to break into movies and this is the role of a lifetime.” And, as anyone knows who’s watched her near-perfect vocal imitations of singers from Celine Dion to Britney Spears on The Tonight Show, she can nail the singing. Still, Cher is leaning toward casting an unknown, says the insider, “Having a star like Ariana Grande might be distracting.”