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Madonna biopic scrapped after singer’s world tour announced | Madonna

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long-awaited Madonna The biopic, directed by the singer herself and starring Ozark actor Julia Garner, was scrapped.

In development at Universal Pictures since 2020, the film, working under the title Little Sparrow, chronicled Madonna’s 40-year career spanning music, film and fashion.

according to variety Universal pulled out after Madonna announced a global tour last week, according to Tuesday’s report. It covered her entire catalog and sold out dates in New York, Paris and London in minutes.

But an unnamed insider said hollywood reporter The decision to cancel the film was made late last year, long before the tour was announced.

Neither Universal nor representatives for Madonna or Garner have commented.

The biopic has generated a lot of craze online. its rigorous casting processcame to be known as “Madonna Boot Camp”: 11 hours a day of choreography, reading and singing auditions in front of Madonna and her casting director.

Before Garner landed the role, young stars were considered, including Florence Pugh, Euphoria breakout Alexa Demy, and pop musicians Bebe Rexha and Sky Ferreira. Diablo Cody of the house once had an obsession with writing screenplays. Cody and Madonna appeared together on Instagram His Live in late 2020, engaging in an unconventional livewriting session.

Julia Garner was in the now canceled Madonna biopic. Photo: Presley Ann/Getty Images/SeeHer

A second draft of the script was completed by Madonna with Erin Cressida Wilson, known for her scripts for The Secretary and The Girl on the Train.

A source told Variety that Madonna is still working on the film, despite Universal’s withdrawal.

“I want to tell you the incredible journey life has taken me as I try to make my way in this world as an artist, as a musician, as a dancer, as a human being,” the singer said in 2020. told to And a moving story, and who better to tell it than me?

“It is imperative that I share my voice and vision on the rollercoaster ride of my life.”

Madonna has two directing credits to her name: the provocative comedy-drama Filth and Wisdom and the time-hopping romance WE about King Edward VIII.

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