Madonna recently spoke about her upcoming as-yet-untitled biopic claiming that she’s overseeing the project herself to stop “misogynistic men” from taking over.
The film was announced back in 2020 with the legendary pop star set to be in the director’s chair as well as co-writing the project with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody. Amy Pascal is also on board as a producer.
During an interview with Variety, Madonna touched briefly on the progress of the highly anticipated flick and explained her decision to helm the project. “I’ve had an extraordinary life, I must make an extraordinary film. It was also a pre-emptive strike because a lot of people were trying to make movies about me. Mostly misogynistic men. So I put my foot in the door and said, ‘No one’s going to tell my story, but me’.”
“I have a very long script that is really hard for me to make shorter. I’ve been whittling away at it, but it’s like hacking off my limbs,” the 63-year-old added.
When the film was announced, the singer said: “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. 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 rollercoaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”
Recently, it was reported by Variety that Ozark star Julia Garner had been offered the role to play the ‘Material Girl.’ According to The Hollywood Reporter, Florence Pugh, Bebe Rexha, Sky Ferreira, Emma Laird, as well as Euphoria stars Sydney Sweeney and Alexa Demie were all rumoured to be up for the iconic lead role.