It was only a matter of time before someone would make a film about Madonna. Now it’s actually happening, with the Queen of Pop set to direct and co-write (alongside Diablo Cody) the movie about herself.
“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 on her website. “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 as-yet-untitled film will be produced by Universal Pictures. Madonna will be working alongside her producer friend Amy Pascal, (who worked with the singer when she starred in the touching comedy drama about female baseball team A League of Their Own in 1992). In terms of a release date, that’s still TBC (the production timeline is yet to be announced). As for the name, Madonna sometimes refers to the project as Live to Tell, but the title has not been officially announced.
Madonna has already directed two movies, comedy-drama Filth and Widsom in 2008 and period drama WE 2011. She’s also starred in several feature films, including cult 1985’s hit Desperately Seeking Susan, her ex-husband Guy Ritchie’s adventure comedy Swept Away, and an action crime classic Dick Tracy (directed by her ex-boyfriend Warren Beatty). She also received a Golden Globe for Best Actress for Evita in 1996.
As for who will play Madonna, in a recent Instagram Live Q&A session, when asked about her choice she simply said, “Someone who wears a size 8.” Her very attentive fans, however, believe that breakout actress and model, Julia Garner, could be in the running (they noticed Madonna and her manager recently followed her on Instagram). To be continued.