BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-CINEMA-BEATLESLike a prayer, Universal is going to take us there ... to a Madonna biopic.

The studio is greenlighting "Blond Ambition," a script by Elyse Hollander that was No. 1 on the 2016 Black List, an industry ranking of un-produced screenplays. Last year's "Arrival," "Hell or High Water," and "Manchester By the Sea" are all Black List alums.

Brett Ratner and Michael De Luca ("Fifty Shades of Grey") are producing the film, which is set in the early 1980s. Madonna Louise Ciccone moved from Michigan to New York City in 1978 to pursue dancing, but soon transitioned to singing. At first, she sang in a rock band, but when that failed, she switched to pop. Her first album, released in 1983, yielded hits like "Holiday," "Borderline," and "Lucky Star," and paved the way for the blockbuster "Like a Virgin" album.

Speaking of "Lucky Star," there is lucky actress attached to play the iconic singer yet.

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