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Madonna co-writing and directing her own biopic feels very on brand

Music biopics were all the past couple of years, with 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody and 2019’s Rocketman and Judy. So it makes perfect sense that Madonna is jumping on that bandwagon, albeit slightly after the trend has peaked.

The singer recently announced that she’s busy working with famed screenwriter Diablo Cody on a movie script about her life. Now, The Wrap reports that the untitled vanity project has landed at Universal. Not only that, but Madonna herself is set to direct.

So far, all of this feels very on brand. And we love it.

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“I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer–a human being, trying to make her way in this world,” the singer said in a statement. “The focus of this film will always be music.”

She added, “Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”

Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, and her long-time tour documentary producer Sara Zambreno will serve as executive producers on the film.

During an Instagram Live session last week, Madonna said the film will chronicle her life coming up as an artist in 1980’s New York and her friendships with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Martin Burgoyne.

She said it will also touch on defining moments in her musical career, including writing “Like a Prayer” and filming the notorious music video, as well as her time making Evita and her strained relationship with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Fans seem to have mixed reactions to the singer co-writing and directing her own biopic. Here’s what they are saying…

No word yet on who will play Madonna in the Madonna-directed Madonna biopic or when it might be released, but here’s hoping it’s better than that other Madonna biopic.