Lady Gaga to Be Subject of Lifetime Movie
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:41:55
HollywoodNews.com reports that Lady Gaga is getting her own Lifetime movie biopic. A casting call has gone out for an actress to play Stefani Germanotta. The rough script is called The Fame Monster and it's a Toronto production. The site reports that the script was optioned from Maureen Callahan‘s book, Poker Face.
It's also supposedly a love letter to Gaga, and not a "slash and burn," merciless rendering of her. Lifetime TV movies normally elicit groans, but let's hope this one is done well. And who the hell could play Gaga? Perhaps no one. The more important question is who will play Stefani Germanotta?!
Here is the description that went out for the casting call: "[STEFANI GERMANOTTA (LADY GAGA)] is a bright rebellious Catholic school girl who dreams of fame. The story covers her from age 16 to 22. When we first meet her she is a dark haired, off beat, very talented and intensely ambitious teen. She comes from a Italian/American well off, close knit, Upper West Side NYC family. She never felt she ‘fit in' with her fellow students in high school and was disappointed when her college experience at NYU didn't meet her expectations.
"So, with her parent's reluctant permission at 19, she drops out and moves downtown to the Lower East Side where the artists are. Independent and strong willed, Stefani learns she must be something more than a talented young girl and to really stand out, she must change. The story covers the ups and downs of her amazing rise and eventually to her transformation to Lady Gaga. We are seeking an actress who can physically resemble Lady Gaga and who can believably span ages 16 to 22. Singing is preferred but not required."
Who should play Lady Gaga in this Lifetime TV movie about her life?