Who's That Girl
is a 1987 American romantic comedy film
produced by Warner Bros.
, and starring Madonna
and Griffin Dunne
. The film was written by Andrew Smith and Ken Finkleman
, and directed by James Foley
. Madonna plays Nikki Finn, a street-smart woman who is falsely accused of murder and sent to jail for four years. After getting released, she is escorted by a lawyer named Louden Trott (Dunne), to her hometown of Philadelphia. However, Nikki wants to catch the person responsible for her confinement. While searching for the embezzler, both of them get caught in a series of adventures, resulting in the revelation of the true murderer. In the process, Nikki and Loudon fall in love with each other.
After the box-office failure of her 1986 film Shanghai Surprise
, Madonna decided to sign another comedy film titled Slammer
, which was later renamed to Who's That Girl
. However, she had to convince both Warner Bros. and the producers of the film that she was ready for the project. Madonna enlisted her friend James Foley
to direct the film. Shooting began in New York in October 1986, and continued until March 1987. Production was halted during December due to snowfall in New York. Madonna utilized the time to work on her next tour and the soundtrack of the film.
The film was released on August 8, 1987, with the premiere taking place at Times Square
of New York. At the premiere, Madonna reminisced about arriving at Times Square for the first time, prior to eight years, with only $35 in... Read More