Mexico City.- Madonna’s biofilm, which the “Queen of Pop” herself was going to direct, was rejected by Universal.
The highly anticipated film was to star Julia Garner (Ozark), who landed the coveted role after an intense audition process, beating out performers such as Alexa Demie (Euphoria) and Florence Pugh (Midsommar).
The Deadline site, which confirmed the news, assured that the reasons for giving a red light to the development of the tape, co-written by Madonna with Diablo Cody (Juno) and Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train), had not been disclosed.
However, it is interpreted that everything has to do with the fact that the current priority of the “Music” interpreter is her recently announced tour, The Celebration Tour, which will begin in July and will tour the US and Europe.
According to reports from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Madonna closely followed every stage of her film’s development.
She was even present at a kind of retreat that the aspirants to embody her attended, which included singing and dancing sessions.
“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 my way in this world. The focus of this film will always be music. Music has me kept me going and art has kept me alive,” Madonna said in a statement when announcing the film.