Get Prepared: Madonna Is Set to Direct and Co-Write Her Own Biopic
Pop icon Madonna has revealed she is set to direct a film about her own life and career. The superstar is also co-writing the movie with Diablo Cody, who is the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno and Young Adult.
“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 press statement.
This news comes shortly after Madonna shared a behind the scenes look at the writing process for the upcoming film in an hour-long Instagram Live session last week. She explained in the video that the movie will be about the “happy, sad, mad, crazy, good, bad and ugly” journey of her career while also being about her “struggle as an artist trying to survive in a man’s world”.
This will be Madonna’s third film as director after 2008’s Filth and Wisdom and 2011’s WE. Rock and pop biopics are in demand at the moment after the huge successes of Elton John’s Rocketman and the Freddie Mercury film Bohemian Rhapsody, for which Rami Malek earned an Oscar.
The yet-to-be-titled film will be produced by Amy Pascal, who worked on The Post and 2019’s Little Women, alongside Madonna, with Madonna’s associate Sara Zambreno and manager Guy Oseary on track to executive produce.
Words by Chris Saunders