Madonna set to write and direct her own forthcoming biopic
Madonna will be directing and co-writing the forthcoming biopic based on her life. The feature film will be developed by Universal Pictures with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody as co-writer and Amy Pascal as producer.
The pop matriarch first confirmed she was collaborating with Cody in August, teasing news of a screenplay over social media. She further unveiled the pair’s progress on the script over Instagram Live on September 10, referencing her time, “coming up as an artist in Manhattan in the early ‘80s” around artists including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.”
In a press statement, Madonna shared that music would take the main focus in the upcoming film and hoped to express her journey through life “as an artist, a musician, a dancer—a human being, trying to make her way in this world.” Says Madonna,
“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 roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”
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