Madonna has slammed a planned high-profile biopic about the early days of her career, saying that only she is able to tell the story.
Film studio Universal has scored the rights to produce the screenplay “Blond Ambition” about the singer’s life in New York in the early 1980s.
The film would follow Madonna as she recorded her 1983 self-titled debut album while navigating the onset of fame, romance and sexism in the music industry.
But she had some choice words for the project’s producers, writing on Instagram: “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.”
Written by Elyse Hollander, the “Blond Ambition” screenplay last year topped the annual “Black List”, an annual ranking of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.
Fifty Shades of Grey producer Michael De Luca is reportedly set to produce the film.