Madonna has been writing the screenplay for her biography, stepping up from recent biographies such as Queen or Elton John and announcing that she will also direct the film, reportedly called Live to Tell.
As far as we know, the film will cover a part of the star’s long career, culminating with the Blond Ambition tour in 1990. After months of intense auditioning and competition, the role of Madonna did not go to supposedly favorite Florence Pugh, nor to early speculated Miley Cyrus, but to the star of the moment: Julia Garner. According to the magazine Variety, which is not gossip, the invitation was made and the actress is evaluating. Soon she will be able to say: Bitch, I am Madonna.
The fact that it should focus on Madonna’s golden years when she became a global fever and one of the most famous (and photographed) women on the planet (only maybe behind Princess Diana) suggests that Julia’s choice, even more than who, by her recognized talent, is perfect in appearance.
The singer says she decided to take the reins of the project to avoid misrepresentation of her story. “The reason I’m doing it is that a lot of people have tried these movies about me, but it’s always men,” he said in an interview with Jimmy Fallon two years ago.
Screenwriter Diablo Cody developed the first script, with Madonna recording the process on social media, but has since left the project. Erin Cressida Wilson, the playwright, and screenwriter who wrote Girl On The Train, is working on a biography.
The period from the 1980s to the 1990s was super-rich artistically for Madonna, who loved controversy. In terms of relationships, it will show some famous boyfriends, but especially her first husband, or actor Sean Penn. As for the discography, it covers the albums Madonna up to I’m Breathless, which features the classic Vogue.
Although it’s been followed and talked about for two years, Live To Tell, for now, it’s just in development, it hasn’t had the green light from the studio to start shooting. To ensure it gets off the ground, the name of whoever will star has final weight, hence Julia Garner‘s name as Madonna. If she secures her commitment to the role, Julia will need to dance (and sing) to play the Queen of Pop. See if you accept the challenge!