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9 June 2022, 13:45
Madonna is set to direct and produce her own biopic, which promises to tell the story of one of pop music's biggest names.
She said at the time: “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.
"There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the rollercoaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”
There had previously been plans to make a Madonna biopic, but this fell apart after the singer herself vocally criticised the script on social media.
Originally titled Blond Ambition and written by Elyse Hollander, it ended up topping the 2016 'Black List' of best unproduced screenplays.
However, in 2017, Madonna said: “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Why would Universal Studios want to make a movie about me based on a script that is all lies???”
Here's what we know so far...
Madonna is said to have cast Julia Garner in the lead role of her biopic.
According to Variety, Ozark star Julia was offered the role after a long audition process.
Other contenders are said to have included Florence Pugh, Euphoria’s Alexa Demie and Odessa Young.
Garner recently starred in the Netflix show Inventing Anna, and she also appeared in the film The Assistant.
Madonna will direct the currently untitled film.
The biopic would be Madonna’s third film as director, after the comedy-drama Filth and Wisdom from 2008, and the Wallis Simpson biopic W.E. in 2012.
Neither film received critical praise at the time.
The film is still in early stages of production, so no release date has been announced as of yet.
Assuming the film will tell the story of Madonna's career, we'd expect to hear all of her '80s bangers as part of the soundtrack.
This would include songs like 'Holiday', 'Like a Virgin', 'Like a Prayer' and 'Borderline' among many others.