Madonna explains why she wants to direct her biopic herself


Queen of Pop Madonna explains why she decided to make her own biopic for Universal…  and there's nothing surprising about it.

It's well known, Madonna and the 7th Art, it's a great love story. After collecting roles between the 80s and 2000s, and having passed behind the camera twice with the means Obscenity and Virtue (2008) and W.E. – Wallis & Edward(2011), the pop icon now seems ready to tackle the production of her own biopic. Announced in 2020 by Universal Studios, the film will therefore retrace the musical career of the singer, as well as her multiple escapades outside the stage.

Assumed ego trip or real cinema proposal, the film looks like an interesting project in any case: carried by the magnetic Julia Garner (revealed by the series Ozark), which was assigned the role in place of actresses such as Florence Pugh (Don't Worry, Darling, Midsommar), Sky Ferreira (Baby Driver >) or Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), the film also benefits from a trio of promising screenwriters.

Indeed, Diablo screenwriter Cody (Tully, Jennifer's Body) was attached to the project for a time before leaving it in 2021. Subsequently, screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson, behind the sulphurous The Secretary, took over the reins alongside the star, who participates , of course, also to writing. A way for Madonna, famous for herneed for permanent control over her image, to ensure an optimal translation of the very particular vision of her story.

A vision that the star also intends to transmit through the staging of his biopic. In an interview with Variety, the latter confided why, in her opinion, it was necessary for her to direct the footage:

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“I've had an extraordinary life, so it's incumbent on me to make an extraordinary film. A lot of people, mostly very misogynistic men, had been looking to push a movie about me for a long time, so I asked to be given priority. I put my foot in the door and said, clearly, “No one but me will tell my story.” »

That's a clear and concise statement to say the least. It is not surprising, however, that the singer has made this direction her new little hobbyhorse: it is indeed difficult to imagine that the journey of a sexually liberated icon recognized for her impetuous expression of femininity, or directed by some libidinous director unable to grasp all the nuances.

Business to follow for this curious and captivating project. If the footage is only in its infancy (the final script is not finished at the time of writing these lines), it would however seem that its working title is Little Sparrow.


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