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Madonna will direct her own biopic and co-write it with Diablo Cody

The project is still untitled.

By
Anna Rahmanan
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This is a duo we can get behind: musical icon Madonna and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody have announced that they will be co-writing the script for the singer's official biopic. Madonna herself will be directing the production.

The yet-to-be-titled project will likely delve into the icon's five-decade career and chart her rise through New York City's musical echelons, achieving global levels of fame. 

The move is a pretty unprecedented one, as subjects of musical biopics have in the past been asked to weigh in on cinema-related projects but have seldom been considered as potential directors—let alone writers of the story. But if not Madonna, then whom?  

"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," Madonna said in a statement. "The focus of this film will always be music. 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."

This isn't the artist's first foray into directing: in 2008, she stood behind the camera on the set of Filth and Wisdom. in 2011, she directed W.E, which went on to win a Golden Globe for best original song. 

Cody is also no stranger to awards. In 2008, she won the Academy Award for best original screenplay for her work on Juno. She went on to write and produce Jennifer's Body and Young Adult for the big screen and worked as the playwright on the Broadway show Jagged Little Pill.

No word yet on the movie's timeline or on who will take on the iconic role on the much anticipated project, although we obviously hope for Madonna herself to hop in front of the camera for at least part of the movie. 

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