September 16, 2020
This should be music to the ears of Madonna fans: The life of the Material Girl will be hitting the big screen.
Madonna To Direct And Co-write Biopic Of Her Own Life
Madonna has confirmed that she is co-writing and directing a biopic about her life and nearly 40-year career as a pop icon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for writing the screenplay of Juno, is collaborating with Madonna on the script.
The film will cover such aspects of the singer’s life as her early years as a dancer in Manhattan; her friendships with artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring; her uncomfortable encounters with Evita composer Andrew Lloyd Webber; and the conflict over the religious imagery in her Like A Prayer video, according to The Wrap.“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.”
There’s no word yet on who might be cast to play key roles, including the Queen of Pop herself, or when the film will be released.
Madonna’s latest effort is the latest in a line of recent biopics, including the Oscar-winning films Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, based on the careers of Freddie Mercury and Elton John.
Respect, an Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson in the lead role, is also tipped for release later in 2020.READ MORE: Madonna Shares Stunning Photos Of Herself With Her Family, As She Sees In 62nd Birthday Annie Lennox Blasts Madonna For Sharing ‘Dangerous’ Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Video Katy Perry Unveils Madonna-Inspired Maternity Look She Would Have Rocked At 2020 Met Gala
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