NNA - After a nearly four-decade music career, Madonna is getting the biopic treatment under her own direction.
The star will co-write and direct the as-yet-untitled project with the Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter Diablo Codyand Universal producer Amy Pascal, according to the studio.
The project, which Madonna, 62, has teased on Instagram with several shots of writing sessions with Cody on her couch, has yet to reveal a production timeline or casting decisions. Madonna’s direction would break from recent biopic precedent – Bohemian Rhapsody, on Queen, and Rocketman, about Elton John, both involved their stars as peripheral creative consultants rather than storytellers.
“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 rollercoaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”—The Guardian