Madonna biopic: Cast, release date, soundtrack and plot explained for upcoming movie

June 9, 2022, 1:45 p.m.

Julia Garner will play Madonna in an upcoming biopic.

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Madonna is set to direct and produce her own biopic, which promises to tell the story of one of pop music’s biggest names.

Madonna first announced plans to direct her own biopic from a script co-written by Diablo Cody in 2020.

She said at the time: “I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me as an artist, a musician, a dancer – a human being, trying to make my way through this world.

“There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell them than me. It is essential to share the roller coaster of my life with my voice and my vision.”

Madonna in 2012

Madonna in 2012.

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There had previously been plans to make a Madonna biopic, but that fell apart after the singer herself vocally criticized the script on social media.

Original title blond ambition and written by Elyse Hollander, it ended up making it to the top of the 2016 “blacklist” of best unproduced screenplays.

However, in 2017, Madonna said, “Nobody knows what I know and what I’ve seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Why would Universal Studios want make a film about me based on a script that is a lie???

Here’s what we know so far…

  1. Cast of the Madonna biopic: who will play the singer?

    Julia Garnier

    Julia Garner.

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    Madonna would have given Julia Garner the main role of her biopic.

    According Variety, ozark star Julia was offered the role after a lengthy audition process.

    Other suitors reportedly included Florence Pugh, Euphoriaby Alexa Demie and Odessa Young.

    Garner recently starred in the Netflix show Invent Annaand she also appeared in the movie The wizard.

  2. Who will lead?

    Madonna will direct the currently untitled film.

    The biopic would be Madonna’s third film as a director, following the comedy-drama Dirt and wisdom from 2008, and the Wallis Simpson biopic WE in 2012.

    Neither film received critical acclaim at the time.

  3. When is the Madonna movie release date?

    The film is still in its early production stages, so no release date has been announced at this time.

  4. What songs will appear in Madonna’s biopic?

    Assuming the movie tells the story of Madonna’s career, we’d expect to hear all of her ’80s bangers as part of the soundtrack.

    This would include songs like “Holiday”, “Like a Virgin”, “Like a Prayer”, and “Borderline” among many others.

    It remains to be seen whether the film will tell its entire story up to the present day, or will stop at a precise moment like Bohemian Rhapsody Where The Rocket Man.