There’s no one remotely like Madonna born Louise Ciccone, which is a shame because they need someone to play her in a biopic about her crazy career – directed, no less, by Madge herself. But according to Variety, the impossible may have happened: an offer was sent to the two-time Emmy winner ozark remarkable Julia Garner.
The research was rigorous, with more than a dozen favorites. Names that have been floated include Florence Pugh and Odessa Young, Euphoria‘s Alexa Demie, and singers like Bebe Rexha and Sky Ferreira. But the producers – and presumably Madonna herself – seem to be smitten with Garner, whose credits include the movies Grandmother and The wizardmore shows Americans and the recent Invent Anna.
Of course, they could have gone with Evan Rachel Wood, but she already did in another upcoming biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
It’s not entirely unusual for the people to star in biopics about their lives. Howard Stern, 50 Cent, Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson and Eminem have all done just that. It is much rarer for a subject to also direct it. The closest to that seems to be Richard Pyror heading into the thinly veiled semi-autobiography Jo Jo Dancer, your life is calling you.
In 2007, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story seemed to kill the nerdy musical biopic dead. Turns out he just put him in a coma. The genre has been making a strong comeback for a few years now, with Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman, Respectand this summer Elvis bringing him back, bigger and stronger than ever. Now it’s Madonna’s turn, with one of the best parts of ozark probably long for the ride.
(Going through Variety)