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Madonna moved to New York to make it as a singer | © ITV / Rex / Shutterstock
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Madonna Is Fuming About a New Biopic Based on Her Life

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Music Editor
Updated: 26 April 2017

Madonna has blasted plans to make a biopic about her life before she became famous.

The singer claimed anyone who tried to tell her story without her approval was a ‘charlatan and a fool’.

Universal has acquired the rights to ‘Blond Ambition’, which will focus on the singer’s formative years in New York while making her first album.

Rumour has it that the star arrived from her hometown of Detroit in 1978 with just $37 in her pocket and told a cab driver to take her to ‘the centre of everything’. He dropped her off in Times Square.

Writing on Instagram, she raged: ‘Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.’

The project is being produced by Rush Hour’s Brett Ratner and Fifty Shades of Grey’s Michael DeLuca.

The script was penned by newcomer Elyse Hollander and topped the Hollywood blacklist – a ranking of the best unproduced scripts – last year.