After Madonna decided to create her own biopic, a lot of stars have been hoping to play her in the film. Now, actress Julia Garner is announced to play the young Madonna, cast by the music star herself.
Face Of The Madonna Biopic
Variety stated that Madonna has finally cast someone to play her in the star’s biopic. Julia Garner, an actress from Ozark, The Assistant, and Inventing Anna, will be playing the celebrity – the news media site said after several months of searching. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the period of consideration included actresses like Little Women’s Florence Pugh, Euphoria’s Alexa Demie, and Australian Odessa Young, and even singers Bebe Rexha and Sky Ferreira. Madonna, who actually is directing her biopic, wanted a perfect face and character for the lead role. So, she went through a thorough process with different types of stars all over the world.
Previously, Madonna announced her plans back in 2020. The script was co-written by Juno’s Diablo Cody. “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,” the singer said. “There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the rollercoaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.” The plans came after someone else created a script for the Madonna biopic and it went viral on social media. Written by Elyse Hollander, Blond Ambition was on top of the 2016 Black List of best unproduced screenplays. But Madonna criticized the script.
“Only I Can Tell My Story”
That said, a year later the singer was even more judgmental about others trying to create the Madonna biopic. “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool,” she stated in 2017. “Why would Universal Studios want to make a movie about me based on a script that is all lies???” It means that Madonna was very strict with choosing Garner as the face of the biopic. The latest series she starred in was Inventing Anna from Netflix, where she played high society con artist Anna Sorokin. As for the film role, she led The Assistant – the drama about harassment in the film industry, directed by Kitty Green.
In the past, though, Madonna hardly received rather positive reviews for her work behind the camera. In fact, the Madonna biopic will be the star’s third feature film as director. The comedy-drama Filth and Wisdom (2008), set in London, is one of them. The Wallis Simpson/Edward VIII biopic W.E.(2012) also upset the public and the critics. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw said that Filth and Wisdom is “a nightmare of crass and fatuous stereotypes.” W.E., too, came out as “one long humourless and necrophiliac swoon at the Windsors’ supposed tragi-romantic glamour,” he explained.
So, we’ll have to see if Madonna’s work will be better than the film Hollander wanted to film. There’s no release date out, yet. Find out about it on Hashtag Chatter!