For nearly 40 years, Queen of Pop Madonna has used high octane theatrical performances, game-changing music videos, and critically-acclaimed films to move audiences in front of the camera, but now she’s taking her talents behind the lens.
Tuesday (September 15), Universal Pictures announced they joined forces with the Material Girl to bring her highly anticipated biopic to life.
As if the official report wasn’t enough to send her fans into a frenzy, they’ll go into overdrive at news the Pop icon’s set to write and direct the film herself.
“In what seems to be an unprecedented creative move, the pop icon has stepped up to direct a film about her life and career — one that’s been heavily teased on her social media accounts, through script sessions with her Oscar-winning co-writer Diablo Cody.
The untitled film has landed at Universal Pictures, under the wing of filmed entertainment group chair Donna Langley and producer Amy Pascal, whose eponymous company is set up on the Universal lot.
A production timeline is unknown and principal cast has yet to be announced.
Sara Zambreno and Guy Oseary will executive produce. Senior Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.”
With over 20 films to her credit as an actress, Madge is no stranger to the big screen. Her directing credits, however, aren’t as robust as she only boasts two feature films (to date) – the 2008 drama ‘Filth and Wisdom’ and the 2011 Golden Globe-winning ‘W.E.’
In a statement, the Pop Queen expressed elation over the official news.
“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.”
As of time reported, no tentative release date has been announced.