Madonna has more stories to tell after several documentary films about her life. The "Material Girl" is making a monumental step in her career and that is directing her own biopic.
In a statement, Madonna said there are more untold stories in her four-decade-long career that she hasn't revealed yet. The Queen of Pop said there is no better person to tell it than her.
The biopic reportedly follows the career of Madonna, starting from her days in the slums of New York City before she reached the peak of her global stardom. The "Vogue" singer vowed to share with her fans the roller coaster ride of her life as a musician, an artist, a dancer, and as a human being.
The "Like A Virgin" singer will be heavily involved in the production of her biopic unlike in many movies that were based on the lives of musical acts. In such films, like the recent hits Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody, the subjects typically served as consultants and executive producers.
According to Deadline, the 62-year-old singer will solely work behind the scene and will not act in her biopic. However, she will lead a search for the actress who will play her on the big screen.
It is worthy to note that this is not Madonna's directorial debut. She previously directed two features, the 2008 drama Filth and Wisdom and Golden Globe-winning W.E. in 2011, which focused on the relationship between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson that led him to abdicate his throne. Her acting portfolio, on the other hand, includes 1996 classic Evita, which earned her a Golden Globe award for best actress.
Meanwhile, Madonna's biopic landed at Universal Pictures, which is chaired by Donna Langley and Amy Pascal. It will be a reunion project for the singer and Pascal. The two worked together in A League of Their Own in 1992.
The project is currently untitled but Madonna does once hinted that it will be called, Live to Tell. The script will be penned by Oscar-winning Juno writer Diablo Cody. The movie has no production schedule as of yet.
Madonna's biopic is expected to highlight not only her passion for arts and music but also her achievements for the past decades. The "Like a Prayer" songstress is one of the most awarded and critically acclaimed artists in history.
She has, so far, received 658 global award nominations and 225 wins. Madonna is also a certified best-selling female music artist in history, selling 335 million records worldwide. She remains the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time as well.
The Madame X singer has been the ultimate icon of her generation not only in the world of entertainment but also through her humanitarian works and several advocacies. She raised awareness about AIDS, LGBTQ rights, and gender equality. Madonna showed support on orphans and vulnerable children through her non-profit organization, Raising Malawi.