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Madonna biopic with Julia Garner scrapped

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The main reason for pausing Madonna’s biopic is the singer’s tour to celebrate 40 years of career

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the biopic of Madonna written and directed by the singer herself was discarded indefinitely, according to information from Variety. As the site’s sources reported, the production that would star Julia Garner (ozark, Inventing Anna) is no longer under development at Universal Pictures.

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One of the main reasons for the pause in the project was the announcement of the tour that Madonna will do to celebrate 40 years of career, which will go through North America and Europe in 2023 (tickets in cities like New York, London and Paris sold out in a matter of minutes), as well as covering different eras of the artist.

So far, representatives of Madonna, Garner and Universal Pictures did not comment on the matter. The singer’s biopic was announced in 2020, and development lasted until the end of 2022. Madonna worked on two script drafts, both of which covered major periods of artistic and personal life.

Furthermore, screenwriters like diablo cody (winner of Oscar 2008 in Best Original Screenplay per Juno) and Erin Cressida Wilson also made sketches. It is worth remembering how Variety reported in June 2022 that Garner was chosen to interpret Madonna – actresses like Florence Pugh, Alexa Demie, Odessa Young and Baby Rexha also competed for the role.

This would not be the first adventure of Madonna as a film director: she commanded Dirty and Wise (2008) and WE – The Romance of the Century (2011).

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