Universal Pictures has confirmed that the highly anticipated Madonna biopic, which was set to be directed by the pop icon herself and star Julia Garner, has been cancelled. According to sources cited by Variety, the film was no longer in development as Madonna had shifted her focus to her upcoming world tour.
The biopic was first announced in 2020, and fans were eagerly awaiting its release. Madonna had been working on the project for years, and had even developed two versions of the script. The film was expected to provide an intimate look into the life of one of the world’s most famous and controversial performers.
In June 2022, Madonna announced that Julia Garner had been cast as the lead in the biopic. Garner, who is best known for her work in the Netflix series Ozark, was widely praised for her portrayal of a young Ruth Langmore in the show. Fans of Madonna were excited to see how Garner would interpret the pop icon’s larger-than-life persona on the big screen.
However, it seems that the project was not meant to be. Madonna is no stranger to film, having appeared in and directed several movies throughout her career. But it seems that the demands of the world tour were too great for her to continue working on the biopic.
The cancellation of the biopic is sure to be a disappointment for Madonna’s fans, who have been eagerly anticipating the release of the film. However, it is not uncommon for movies to be cancelled or put on hold, particularly in the current climate of uncertainty caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Madonna’s world tour, which is set to begin in September 2023, promises to be a spectacular event. The singer has always been known for her elaborate and extravagant performances, and this tour is expected to be no exception. Fans will have the opportunity to see Madonna perform some of her biggest hits, as well as new material from her upcoming album.
The cancellation of the biopic is just the latest twist in Madonna’s storied career. The pop icon has always been known for her ability to reinvent herself, and it seems that she is continuing to do so even now. As she prepares to embark on her world tour, fans will be eagerly awaiting the next chapter in Madonna’s remarkable journey.