Madonna to Direct Her Biopic, With Diablo Cody Co-Writing

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You heard it right—Madonna will be directing a film about her life and career with Oscar-winning co-writer Diablo Cody.

Madonna will direct her journey from New York City’s slums to the five-decade-long career in which she became the all-time bestselling female artist with 335 million records worldwide and the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time.

The film is untitled and has landed at Universal Pictures with Pascal Pictures’ Amy Pascal to produce. Madonna has previously worked with Pascal in 1992’s A League of Their Own.

“I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer—a human being, trying to make her way in this world,” Madonna said in a statement. “The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”

Madonna has directed two features which were the 2008 drama Filth and Wisdom and the 2011 Golden Globe-winning W.E. In regards to acting, she’s been in Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, and 1996’s Evita, the latter of which earned her a Golden Globe for best actress.