A self-directed biopic about Madonna, a highly anticipated project after Julia Garner was reportedly chosen to play the pop star through a brutal boot camp-style audition process, has been canceled, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. because the singer is embarking on a world tour
According to multiple sources typewho first reported the news, the project is no longer ongoing, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed the report pack.
It’s unclear why the project was canceled, or if it will continue at another studio or at another time.
Last week, 64-year-old Madonna announced she would embark on a 40-city world tour, the 12th of her career.
The singer is said to have worked on two versions of the biopic’s script type.
Forbes Universal Pictures has been contacted for comment.
It was first reported in 2020 that the film is in the works, which Madonna will direct and co-write with Diablo Cody. Cody left the project last year and was replaced by Erin Cressida Wilson. Several major stars are up for the role of Madonna, including Garner, Florence Pugh, Alexa Demme, Odessa Young, Bebe Reha, Skye Ferreira and Emma Laird.A source described the months-long audition process to the media hollywood reporter as “hard”. The hopefuls are said to receive song and dance camps, which sometimes include 11-hour choreography lessons with Madonna and her choreographers, as well as reading and singing sessions with her. Madonna said she was so involved with the project “because there was a bunch of people trying to write movies about me, and they were always men.”
Music biopics can be hugely lucrative for studios and their subjects. Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, It made more than $900 million after its 2018 release and sparked renewed interest in Queen’s music. Elvis Presley’s estate earned $5 million for rights to his story in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 film, but the movie also boosted sales of King-themed merchandise, Forbes Report last yearLast week, Lionsgate announced a biopic about Michael Jackson.
$575 million.how much is this forbes estimated As of last June, Madonna’s net worth ranked 47th the list The wealthiest self-made women in America. She earned an estimated $1.2 billion during her lifetime touring.
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