madonna She is one of the most important cultural references in music, as she has established herself, thanks to her talent, as the best-selling soloist in history. Everything related to his life has always been news, so a few years ago when he announced that he would take his name to the seventh art, his fans did not hesitate to celebrate, although the project started off on the wrong foot because they wanted to impose a writer and director when she considers that they could not reflect her true essence.
The Queen of popas it has been named by media specialized in music of the stature of Billboard either rolling stonehas faced a new obstacle in his career: the imposition of a man who directs the project that will narrate his life. Although this is not the first battle he has faced against what he considers machismo in the entertainment industry, this time the repercussions have been reflected in the process of the entire film.
The concern of the also actress to have complete creative control of the long-awaited film is due to various reasons, but in particular she has already expressed that it would be incoherent to make a film that will tell the story of a woman who broke all barriers in a world dominated by men without a woman being in charge of directing the project. Instruction indicated for several years by her label while the producer would be Universal.
“No one is going to tell my story, only me”
Since Madonna announced that she had the green light to take her life to the big screen, as stars like Freddie Mercury – Bohemian Rhapsody: The Freddie Mercury Story-, Elton John –Rocketman– either James Brown –James Brown: The King of Soul with the late actor Chadwick Boseman-, expectations are set on the great controversies that the actress has also experienced, although her struggle to finalize the project in her own way has begun to be a new chapter that ironically could be included in the same film.
During an interview for the magazine Varietythe interpreter of musical successes such as Frozen on Fire, The Beautiful Island Y Don’t Cry for Me Argentina She assured that many had already tried to make a film of her life, but the conditions offered were not to her liking and she came to the conclusion that it was better if she did it herself, since it was not about the talent or experience of those interested, but that at the time there was not a single female candidate.
Given this, he revealed that most of the directors who were planning to make a film of his career were “misogynistic” men, so he did not let this happen and decided to embark on this biographical project. An extremely controversial issue because despite the fact that he did not give names, the alleged implicated have begun to circulate on the internet, being some personalities with great experience.
“Embarking on this film was preventative, because a lot of people were trying to make movies about me. Mostly misogynistic men. So I put my foot in the door and said: ‘No one is going to tell my story, only me’”, he mentioned.
Her words were quickly applauded by feminist groups as well as colleagues from the acting guild, since job opportunities for women in the industry are limited and more when it comes to important projects. The gap between salaries, positions and even recognition is still very large, so the decision to The Queen of pop It is one more endorsement of the background and social commitments that throughout his career he has had with the female sex.
Although his most recent statements have been more than forceful, the rumors about the delay of the project had been related to an alleged lack of interest from the film company in Madonna’s life, because although more than one considers that the idea is very good because somehow that will encourage his music to have a great boom again even reaching the new generations, a few others rule out any possibility of success because a large part of history has always been public, so almost everything would already be of popular domain.
“The reason I’m doing the movie is that a lot of people have tried to make movies about me, and it’s always men.”, explained the artist during a visit in October 2021 tohe late night by Jimmy Fallon. The project that came closest to moving forward was Blonde Ambitiona script that ended in 2016 on the list black list of the best scripts in the industry that have not yet found financing. Madonna will appear as a secondary character in Weird, The Al Yankovic Story with Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) in the leading role.
From Julia Garner and Florence Pugh: who is the perfect actress to play Madonna?
The great concern of the blonde is to find the perfect actress for the interpreter. The casting process is still open, with Florence Pugh Y Julia Garner leading the bets, being something different from the first mention of the singer where anyone could aspire, even without being famous or recognized since that would also allow finding new talents, just as she started many years ago.
Carmen Cuba, the casting director of stranger things, is at the forefront of an exhaustive process that has been underway for several months. According to sources of The Hollywood Reporterthe hopefuls participate in intense dance sessions that can go up to 11 hours a day with Madonna’s choreographer. The artist herself would also have participated in those rehearsals. “Has to be able to do it all”, acknowledged a source close to the project. In addition to the dance rehearsals, the actresses have had to do singing and acting tests with the director herself.
Women’s Union: Screenwriter Diablo Cody is working with Madonna
The most successful soloist in the history of the music industry does not want anything to go wrong and for this reason she has decided to work with the greatest of the seventh art. The singer who will be in charge of directing the project that she started writing with Devil Cody (the Oscar-winning screenwriter for June and also responsible for the movie starring Megan Fox, Jennifer’s Body) and is now finishing polishing with Erin CressidaWilson (Secretary, The Girl on the Train), so it is expected that all women will be responsible for the project.