In things you never knew you wanted until you heard they were in the works news, casting has reportedly begun for a biographical Lifetime movie on the life of Lady Gaga.
Showbiz 411 reports the film is said to be an adaptation of Maureen Callahan's Mother Monster bio "Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga" and a casting call (below) has gone out for the role of Stefani Germanotta/Lady Gaga:
“[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.”
After the jump, our thoughts on some young starlets who would be a perfect fit to play Gaga.
The clear choice for the role, Momsen is herself a rebellious girl who dreams of fame. She also has experience playing a well-off New York City girl courtesy of her stint on "Gossip Girl" (we know "GG" is Upper East Side and Gaga was raised on the Upper West Side and that the two are so different, but we're sure the acting expertise Momsen acquired on the set of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will guide her through).
The about-to-break actress has a long list of projects in the works, so why not one more? Yes, her myriad projects include William Friedkin's ("The Exorcist," "The French Connection") latest flick and "The Dark Knight Rises," but hey, Lifetime movies reach an audience that might not be familiar with indie cutie Temple. Plus, after "Dirty Girl," she already has the "independent and strong willed" thing down.
Like Temple, Mara is about to break out in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," so now is the time for Lifetime to lock her in. The 26-year-old beauty is also comfortable with extreme physical transformations – which is essential when playing Gaga – having gone from girl-next-door beautiful in "The Social Network" to tattooed and heavily pierced with crazy black hair in "Dragon."
Gomez is a TV star looking to break into films. But she needs to prove she has the skills to pull it off and undergoing a full transformation to play Gaga is her ticket to the big time. Plus, we already know she can sing!
Not only can "Glee" star Morris sing … the girl can DANCE. And she's already dressed up as Gaga and sang some of her tunes for "Glee's" tribute episode. Seriously, watch the clip below of Morris tearing into Beyonce's "Run The World (Girls)" from last night's episode and tell me this lady isn't perfect for a pop star biopic.
Who do you think would be perfect to star as Lady Gaga in a Lifetime biopic? Let us know in the comments.