Madonna Directing & Co-Writing Her Own Biopic

Universal Pictures has confirmed that the one-time "Material Girl" will be directing her own biopic and co-writing it alongside "Juno" writer Diablo Cody.

By Jesse Conner

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Over the last couple of years, there have been multiple award-winning biopics that tell the stories of some of the most influential people in the music industry.

For most films about these larger-than-life legends, by the time they're made, the artist is no longer around and the film acts as a tribute to tell their whole story (the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Judy Garland's film "Judy").

In other cases (Elton John's biopic "Rocketman"), the pop star's still here and can provide some creative direction, if needed.

Something we really haven't seen is one of these musical stars actually writing and directing the film.

Until now...Universal Pictures has signed off on Madonna directing her own biopic and co-writing it with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody. ("Juno")

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Also, "Little Women" producer Amy Pascal will be producing the flick.

Universal had already been developing a movie about Madonna in the past titled "Blonde Ambition," but without much input from the pop culture/pop music icon.

At that time, Madonna took to Instagram saying "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 looking for instant gratification without doing the work."

So...wisely...Universal reversed course and brought in the legend.

Madonna is a famous singer, but she also knows her way around Hollywood, starring in films like "A League of Their Own," "Desperately Seeking Susan," etc.

Though we don't know everything to expect yet from the new project, we look forward to seeing Madonna's life through her own eyes.

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