The Julia Garner-led Madonna biopic has been shelved indefinitely. Did this mean having Jennifer Garner as the pop queen did not quite excite?
Maybe, but maybe not.
It’s reportedly because the pop icon is preparing for a world tour.
Madonna, 64, intended to direct the film herself for Universal Pictures, but Variety claims that the film is no longer in development.
According to sources, she still intends to make the film in the future, but is presently focusing on her next concert tour. Madonna spent years preparing the film, which was first announced in 2020 and has gone through a number of screenwriters. Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for Juno, and Erin Cressida Wilson, who penned the screenplay for Secretary, both reviewed Madonna’s screenplay. Madonna stated last summer that it’s quite difficult for her to condense her lengthy script.
Every time she does so, she felt like she’s severing her own limbs! When asked why she decided to undertake the project, she stated to Variety that since she lived an incredible life, she is producing an extraordinary film. The “Material Girl” continued that It was also a preventative strike, as many people were attempting to make movies about her.
Predominantly sexist guys, so she opened the door and declared that no one will tell her narrative but her. In June, it was reported that Julia Garner, who had portrayed the fictitious German heiress Anna Delvey in the Netflix drama Inventing Anna, had been offered the role.
Reportedly, Julia defeated a number of buzzy celebrities, including Oscar contender Florence Pugh, Mayor Of Kingstown actress Emma Laird, and Euphoria bombshell Alexa Demie, as well as singers Bebe Rexha and Sky Ferreira.
The leading candidates were believed to have participated in a ‘Madonna Bootcamp’ that included up to 11 hours of daily dance instruction. A source informed The Hollywood Reporter that the procedure, which included lessons with both Madonna’s choreographer and the pop superstar herself, was arduous.
Actresses on the shortlist also performed readings and singing tryouts for Madonna because, as one source put it the person has to be able to do everything. Early in June, it was reported that Julia had been offered the part, and that the project’s working title was Little Sparrow. Last week, however, Madonna’s announcement that she was planning a world tour cast a pall of uncertainty over the film’s release. The tour, entitled Celebration, will take the superstar to 35 locations across North America and Europe from June to December. Tickets were in such high demand that Madonna was compelled to add tour dates to meet her fans’ voracious appetites.
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