NEW YORK (AP) – A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna herself.
Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that the studio is in the process of developing a self-titled film about the pop star Madonna will direct and co-write with “Juno” writer Diablo Cody. Madonna said she wants the film to “capture the incredible journey life has taken me as an artist, musician, dancer – a human being trying to find her way in this world.”
“The focus of this movie will always be on music,” Madonna said in a statement. “Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell that than me. It is essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision. “
The film is being produced by Amy Pascal, the former Sony Pictures chief who produced “A League of Their Own,” the 1992 film starring Madonna.
“This movie is an absolute labor of love for me,” said Pascal. “I’ve known Madonna since we made ‘A League of Their Own’ together, and I can’t imagine anything more exciting than joining her and Diablo to bring her true story to the big screen with Donna (Langley) and our partners at Universal. “
Madonna, 62, previously directed the 2008 British drama “Filth and Wisdom” and the 2011 period drama WE with Abbie Corning and Andrea Riseborough. Madonna, whose last album was ‘Madame X’ from 2019, has sold 335 million records worldwide in her career.