Date: 16th August 2018
Elizabeth Banks will star in and produce Queen for a Day for Paramount Players, based on the Daily Beast story "When Prince Made a Chambermaid His Queen for a Day" by Chris Lee. Flora Greeson will be rewriting the first draft by Josh Stolberg.
The movie is based on the true 1986 story of when Warner Bros. created a contest to promote Under the Cherry Moon, the follow-up to Prince' Purple Rain. Through MTV, Warner Bros. staged a Win A Date With Prince contest in which the 10,000th caller won a date with the rock star. More than just a date, the studio would stage a premiere of Prince’s film in the winner's hometown, followed by a concert toplined by Prince and The Revolution.
The winner was Lisa Barber, a young lady in Sheridan, Wyoming who cleaned hotels and was a big Motley Crue fan. The movie may be inspired by the article about the Cinderella story date, but the film will actually be about how the event changed the lives of two very different women
Source: Press Release