Julia Garner Eyed for Lead in Madonna Biopic

Julia Garner is the frontrunner to land the role of the pop icon in the biopic from Universal that will be directed by Madonna herself, but it is currently unclear at what stage the dealmaking is in.

 included choreography sessions with the singer’s choreographer, as well as choreography, singing and reading sessions with Madonna herself.

Other actresses who were considered for the role include Florence Pugh, Odessa Young and Alexa Demie, among a multitude of others.

Amy Pascal is set to produce the movie, which was co-written by Secretary writer Erin Cressida Wilson.

“The reason I’m doing it is because a bunch of people have tried to write movies about me, but they’re always men,

 Madonna said in October during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Brett Ratner’s RatPac and Michael De Luca were previously attached to produce a biopic about the singer for Universal based on the 2016 Black List script Blonde Ambition.

2020, it was announced that the singer would be directing a biopic for Universal and co-writing the screenplay with Oscar-winner Diablo Cody.

Wilson later took over co-writing duties.
Garner has earned two Emmys for her role in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark.