The Queen of Pop is giving us an authorized look into her life in the spotlight.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Madonna is getting ready to express herself on the big screen. The Material Girl has teamed with Oscar Award winning screenwriter Diablo Cody and Universal for a biopic based on her life. The pop culture icon is not only co-writing the script with Cody (who won an Oscar for writing Juno), but is directing the project with Madonna as well. The movie will also be produced by Amy Pascal.
“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,” said Madonna. “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.”
Madonna and Cody have been teasing the project with several photos and videos of her and Cody working together on her Instagram page.
“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 Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley in a statement.
Sara Zambreno and Guy Oseary will executive produce. Senior executive vp of production Erik Baiers and director of development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of Universal Pictures.