Exclusive: I don’t know if she knows it, but Lady Gaga is getting a Lifetime movie biopic. A casting call has gone out for an actress to play Stefani Germanotta, aka Gaga, from Lifetime. Listed as the producer is Ilene Kahn Power. Norman Snider has written the script for the film called “Fame Monster.” It’s a Toronto production. I’m told it’s optioned from Maureen Callahan‘s book, “Poker Face.” It’s not a “go” movie apparently, but they’re casting away. I’m told it’s also a love letter to Gaga, and not a’ “slash and burn.” It’s going to be about she invented herself, I’m told, and not about her copyrighted later appearances and costumes.
Here’s the description: “[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 (see photo) and
who can believably span ages 16 to 22. Singing is preferred but not required.”
The last line is funny, because Lady Gaga can sure sing.