Madonna Begins Casting For Her Biopic, Calls It ‘Surreal’

“I realize I’ve lived a crazy life.”

Back in October 2021, Madonna gave fans an update alongside a series of selfies on social media as she revealed she had “almost finished” writing the screenplay for the biopic.

She wrote at the time: “Grateful for the success of Madame X, that my script is almost finished, and for the support of my beautiful children!”

The singer and actor admitted that the writing process had proven “challenging” and “like psychotherapy.”

“Writing my script is the most draining, challenging experience I’ve ever had. It’s kind of like psychotherapy in a way, because I have to remember every detail from my childhood till now,” she said. “Remembering all the things that made me decide to be who I am, my journey as an artist, my decision to leave Michigan to go to New York, all the things that happened to me when I was young and naïve, my relationships with my family and friends, watching many of my friends die — sometimes, I have writing sessions where I go to bed and I just want to cry. You know what I mean?

“The thing is, I realize I forgot a lot of things, and reliving, digging deep, trying to recall emotions that I felt in certain moments, both joyful and traumatic experiences… I realize I’ve lived a crazy life.”

And now Madonna has confirmed that auditions for the biopic are underway.

Posting on Instagram overnight, the Queen of Pop shared a clip of herself dancing to her track ‘Burning Up’, which was released in 1983. “Auditions for my film are a surreal experience,” she wrote in the caption for the clip. “But I’m enjoying dancing to the Classics!!”

The Material Girl’s self-directed film, or “visual autobiography,” as she describes it, has been tried by many, but they failed.

One studio sent her a draft script, which she described as “the most hideous superficial crap I ever read,” she told Jimmy Kimmel during a late-night interview last October. And the studio tapped a “total misogynist” to direct, she continued.

“Why would these people make a movie about my life?,” she continued. “There’s nothing true in the script, the guy who is making it has no understanding of women, no appreciation of women, no respect for women.” 

Madonna hinted last month that Uncut Gems star Julia Fox could be attached to the biopic, captioning an image of the two of them together: “Went to dinner with Julia to talk about my movie and some other folks showed up.”

That night social media saw an outpour of pictures of Madonna alongside Fox, Kanye West, former boxer Floyd Mayweather and NFL player Antonio Brown.

Madonna has also linked Florence Pugh with the film, telling AP: “She’s definitely up there on the list, if she’ll have me.”

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