She has been hinting about doing her life’s story for some time, but Madonna finally confirmed her biopic in an Instagram live session.
Madame X announced that she and screenplay writer Diablo Cody have been busy working on her movie during the lockdown. Madonna said that they have, so far, filled 107 pages for the script and are aiming for a two-hour film.
The project will also involve producer Amy Pascal, whose last film, Little Women, became an award favorite. The biopic still doesn’t have a title, but Madonna teased details of what fans can expect.
Evita, Like a Prayer, and that devastating Pepsi commercial
The superstar said that her biopic would show her “unpleasant experience” while filming Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
“He was not nice to me,” Madonna said. “I’m not sure he even wanted me in the movie.”
However, a spokesperson for the musical impresario said that the singer might have been confused. Webber only recalls a “smooth and productive” collaboration with Madonna when they did Evita in the 1990s.
The singer also said that her life story would delve on how she came up with the number one song Like A Prayer, along with the backlash of her Pepsi commercial. In 1989, Pepsi cut Madonna’s sponsorship because of the controversial song’s video. Critics said that the popstar committed blasphemy.
“The focus is really about my struggle as an artist trying to survive in a man’s world as a woman,” Madonna said in her live feed. “It’s really just the journey, which has been happy, sad, mad, crazy, good, bad and ugly.”
Not going to be a musical
The biopic will highlight her illustrious career in music, but Madonna said it would not be a musical. There will be plenty of music and many actresses who will be singing her songs on the stage or the videos.
Fans have speculated that Madonna wants Ozark actress Julia Garner to star in her biopic because her features could pass off as the singer during her younger years. But other fans are dream casting Florence Pugh from Little Women, who could also belt out a tune in real life. The Australian actress also has similarities in features with Madame X.
Madonna also started following actress Florence Pugh on Instagram! Maybe another option for the biopic? 🎞 pic.twitter.com/yFyzxZ5LTw
— MX (@StephP0305) September 4, 2020
The Madonna biopic will also have to sign a director but will the singer take a stab at it? In 2011, she directed the period film, W.E., about Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII.
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