Madonna to Direct a Biopic About Her Life

Popstar and cultural icon Madonna has announced that she will direct a film about her life and career, partnering with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody, who penned the cult classic Juno.

Madonna BRIT Awards 2015 © Joe Alvarez


It’s not difficult to see how Madonna’s journey will translate seamlessly to the screen. After enduring the death of her mother during her childhood, Madonna Louise Ciccone arrived in the slums of New York from Michigan. She broke onto the scene in the early 80s and has gone on to become one of the most successful pop stars in the world. 

It won’t be a stretch of the imagination to assume the film will be a massive hit as her 2001 biography by Taraborelli was a worldwide bestseller. Taraborrelli thought Madonna’s brash, cocky, petulant, self-indulgent, and a mediocre beauty with a voice to match. The biographer who penned the book back in 2001 believed that readers would be surprised by “the many times that Madonna has ended up feeling alone and rejected. She has built her entire career on an image of indestructibility.” And we are yet to see what will come out of Madonna’s new venture. 

On a personal note, Ikon London Magazine really hopes that the biopic will be more like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ than the ‘Rocketman‘ as even The Guardian dared to submit that the Hollywood ‘needs to stop letting stars author their own biopics’ AKA hagiographies.


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Madonna speaks on stage at "Sound Of Change" at Twickenham Stadium. © Joe Alvarez

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