Madonna to Direct Her Own Biopic for Universal Pictures

A Madonna biopic has officially been announced by Universal Pictures, and it’s going to be directed by the pop icon herself. Madonna is also co-writing the film with Diablo Cody (Juno).

“I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer — a human being, trying to make her way in this world,” Madonna said in a statement. “The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”

The project is being produced by Amy Pascal, who previsouly worked with Madonna on the 1992 film A League of Their Own. “This movie is an absolute labor of love for me,” Pascal said. “I have known Madonna since we made A League of Their Own together, and I can’t imagine anything more thrilling than collaborating with her and Diablo on bringing her true-life story to the big screen with [Universal executive] Donna [Langley] and our partners at Universal.”

Though Madonna will be heavily involved in the making of the film, she won’t be appearing in it, Deadline reports. The lead role has yet to be cast, but Julia Garner, Riley Keough, Haley Bennett, and Florence Pugh have all been rumoured for the part.

The biopic won’t be the artist’s directorial debut, as she previously helmed 2008’s Filth and Wisdom and 2011’s W.E. Her last album, Madame X, came out last year.

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