In big industry news music legend Madonna, is currently co-writing and gearing up to direct her own Biopic.
Writing alongside Madonna for her Biopic is none other than Diablo Cody. The film is being produced by Amy Pascal, and currently has no release date. The pre-production details have us on the edge of our seats with excitement. It is not often we are treated to an inside look of a mega musician’s life, penned by their own hand. Madonna is one of the very few women who have taken autonomous control of their story, and we stan.
“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,” said 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.”
Madonna and Cody have been teasing us, with the news on Instagram and while the project is currently untitled, the singer-songwriter did call it Live to Tell at one point.
Madonna’s career spans four decades and has gone above and beyond music. Madonna as morphed her creative talents into art, movies, fashion and charity. She burst onto the 1980s music scene and established herself as the Queen of Pop with best-selling and iconic records: Like a Virgin, True Blue, and Like a Prayer. Madonna has always been pushing the envelope of topics such as sex and religion and race and establishing herself as a feminist icon. She also worked as an actress, a career choice that has been a mixed track record for her. Madonna’s movies include: Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own and Evita.
Madonna’s continued pop culture relevance has been due to her fearlessness in reinventing herself, something she did with her music in the 1990s and again when she moved into directing with 2011’s W.E., a period drama that starred Abbie Corning and Andrea Riseborough( about the former King of England and his American Divorcé wife. She is certified the best-selling female music artist in history, selling 335 million records worldwide and remaining the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time. According to Universal, Madonna remains one of the most awarded and critically acclaimed artists in history, with 658 prominent global award nominations and 225 wins. She has graced more than 4,700 magazine covers worldwide, according to the studio.
We don’t know what year(s) of her life her Auto-Biopic will span, or what her and Diabo Cody will focus on. But we’re surely in for a cinematic treat, as she is one of the most diversified entertainers in the world. Let us know your thoughts, on the upcoming feature film.