Madonna Is Writing and Directing Her Own Biopic

Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has been tapped to co-write.

Everybody comes to Hollywood—even Madonna.

On her Instagram, the Queen of Pop has been teasing a secret project she’s been working on with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully). We now know that the collaboration is a biopic of the singer, which Madonna will direct herself.

“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 roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”


The biopic has landed at Universal, which will develop the project.

“Madonna is the ultimate icon, humanitarian, artist, and rebel. With her singular gift of creating art that is as accessible as it is boundary-pushing, she has shaped our culture in a way very few others have,” said Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. “It’s an incredible honor for everyone at Universal to work alongside her, Diablo, and Amy [Pascal] to bring audiences and dedicated fans around the world her unvarnished story for the first time.”

Legendary film producer Amy Pascal is onboard as well, reuniting with Madonna after working on one of the singer’s early movies, A League of Their Own.

“This movie is an absolute labor of love for me,” Pascal said in a statement. “I have known Madonna since we made A League of Their Own together, and I can’t imagine anything more thrilling than collaborating with her and Diablo on bringing her true-life story to the big screen with Donna and our partners at Universal.”

This isn’t the first time Madame X has stepped behind the camera. She previously directed Filth & Wisdom in 2008 and W.E. in 2011.

The biopic is currently untitled, but may we suggest Live to Tell?

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