Snap out of it!
An insider exclusively tells OK! that Cher is "insisting" on controlling just about every single aspect of her newly announced biopic. "Cher wants approval on everything from who will play Sonny to costumes," says an insider.
Since sharing the news of the upcoming biopic on May 19, Cher, who is coproducing the film, "has been butting in nonstop," dishes the insider, who says the Moonstruck star, 75, wants "script approval" and to "personally audition the actors."
As for who will play the iconic entertainer, Cher's made it clear "it’s not so much about looking the part," notes the insider, "but finding someone who can capture her spirit and soul. She has high expectations."
The songstress, who split from Sonny Bono in 1975, "is obsessed with how she’ll be portrayed during her early fame with her late ex and all those crazy Hollywood years when she dated everyone from Tom Cruise to Val Kilmer," adds the insider.
"Cher is nit-picking every detail, but to be fair, it's her story—and she wants to get it right!"
This isn't Cher's first go around. Her life was recently adapted for a Broadway musical, The Cher Show, which is set to begin touring the United States in fall 2021. It is possible that producers may draw both inspiration and music from this previous adaptation and implement some of the structure for the upcoming movie, but that seems to all depend on Cher.
Responses from fans in regards to the upcoming film have been incredibly positive so far, but some wonder whether this portrayal of the star's life will truly be authentic if Cher herself has the final say on all aspects of the film. It also begs the question: how will her exes be portrayed?
The biopic will be co-produced by Judy Craymer and Garry Goetzman, who also produced both film adaptations of Mama Mia!. Award-winning screenwriter, Eric Roth, known for his work including The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Forrest Gump is set to write the script.