Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herself
A biopic about Madonna found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself.
'Universal Pictures' announced that the studio is developing an untitled film about the pop star that Madonna will direct and co-write with Juno scribe Diablo Cody. Madonna said that she wants the film to convey 'the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artiste, a musician, a dancer and as a human being, who is trying to make her way in this world.'
"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," said the pop star in a statement.
The film will be produced by Amy Pascal, the former 'Sony Pictures' chief who produced 'A League of their Own', the 1992 film co-starring Madonna.
Pascal said, "This movie is an absolute labor of love for me. I have known Madonna since we made 'A League of Their Own together' and I cannot imagine anything more thrilling than collaborating with her and Diablo on bringing her true-life story to the big screen with Donna (Langley) and our partners at 'Universal'."