A Lady Gaga biopic is in the works with the Lifetime network. The movie will be called “Fame Monster,” and is currently in development. The story will depict the singer’s rise to fame from the time she was 16 when she got a start playing in small clubs.
The pop star once said she would like actress Marisa Tomei to be her if they ever made a movie about her life. “I would have Marisa Tomei play me,” she once said in a radio interview of the 46-year-old actress. “All my friends call me Marisa when I get angry because my New York accent just flies out of my body.”
However, the network has sent out an online casting call for someone who can take on the role in the biopic with a believable age of between 16 and 22.
Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, in New York City. She began learning to play piano at the age of four, went on to write her first piano ballad at 13, and began performing at open mike nights when she was just 14.
Despite the affluence of the Upper West Side, Stefani Germanotta stressed that she did not come from a wealthy background, stating that her parents “both came from lower-class families, so we’ve worked for everything, my mother worked eight to eight out of the house, in telecommunications, and so did my father.”
Lady described her academic life in high school for the biopic as “very dedicated, very studious, very disciplined” but also “a bit insecure” as she told in an interview, “I used to get made fun of for being either too provocative or too eccentric, so I started to tone it down. I didn’t fit in, and I felt like a freak.”
However, some people that knew her disagree. “She had a core group of friends; she was a good student. She liked boys a lot, but singing was No. 1,” recalled a former Gaga classmate.