Madonna will executive produce the romantic comedy “She Rocks” for Maverick Films, starring Amanda Peet (“The Whole Nine Yards,” “Identity”). The script was penned by filmmaker Amie Steir, who will make her feature directorial debut on the project.
“She Rocks” is described as “Working Girl” set in the music industry and concerns a female music journalist (Peet) who writes a career-making story about a rock star. Maverick and Steir are in the process of casting the male lead for a fall start.
Steir, who began her filmmaking career while a development executive at MTV Films, wrote and directed the shorts “Zoe Loses It” and “Date Squad,” both of which starred Peet and aired on HBO.
“Madonna, who not only loved the script but is also very fond of both Amie and Amanda’s work, has taken closely to this project that is set in the music industry, a world all too familiar to her,” said Caresse Henry, who along with Zachary Feuer will produce for Maverick.
Madonna’s prior forays into film producing include “Agent Cody Banks” and her 1991 documentary “Madonna: Truth or Dare.”