Last month Madonna sparked speculation that she was working on a biopic after she shared on social media that she was writing a screenplay with “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody. Well, now she’s finally confirmed the speculation, and it seems she’s not about to let anybody else tell her story because she plans to direct the movie as well.
— Madonna (@Madonna) September 15, 2020
During an hour-long Instagram Live chat, Madonna announced that the project is indeed a biopic, noting it’s about “the struggle as an artist trying to survive in a man’s world.” She also shared that it will detail her early years in New York in the late 70s/early eighties. “Honestly, [it’s] one of the best times of my life, and one of the worst times,” she said. “I hope I can portray or express what a thrilling time that was for me in every way.”
“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 shared. “The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive.” She adds, “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.”
She also plans to include her time working on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s“Evita,” with Madonna noting, she had a “few nervous breakdowns worrying that I was going to be fired every day,” adding Webber “was not nice to me. I’m not sure he even wanted me in the movie.” She went on to win a Golden Globe for her performance.
So far there’s no word on when the film may be released.
— Madonna (@Madonna) September 14, 2020