Madonna 'thinking about casting Florence Pugh to play her' in biopic
Madonna ‘is thinking about casting Florence Pugh to play her’ in hotly-anticipated biopic as she continues her search for the ‘perfect’ lead star
Madonna is reportedly considering Florence Pugh as a potential actress to play her in the upcoming biopic about the her life.
The Little Women actress, 25, is thought to be a favourite of movie execs, however the Material Girl singer, 62, will have the final say on the cast, reports The Mirror.
Also reportedly in the running for the chance to portray the singer during her younger years is fan favourite Ozark’s Julia Garner, 26.
Decisions to make: Madonna is reportedly considering Florence Pugh as a potential actress to play her in the upcoming biopic about the her life
A source said: ‘The bosses who are helping put the movie together want Florence [Pugh] and nobody doubts that she could be amazing.
‘On the other hand, fans and the press have already weighed in… Julia is their frontrunner because she is such a dead ringer for early-career Madonna.
‘The final decision will be Madonna’s alone… she’s putting herself under serious pressure to find the perfect person.’
In the running? The Little Women star, 25, is thought to be a favourite of movie execs, however the Material Girl singer, 62, will have the final say on the cast (pictured in January 2020)
Fans previously suspected that Julia was going to be announced as they young Madonna after the singer followed her on Instagram in August.
Madonna’s longtime manager Guy Oseary also followed the rising star on the same day, prompting further speculation.
While Florence has been in high demand since appearing in Midsommar and Little Women, with Deadline recently reporting she’s signed on to film The Maid.
Madonna is co-writing the film about her life with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody while film executive Amy Pascal will serve as producer.
Speaking about the project on Instagram last year, Madonna said: ‘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.
In demand: Florence Pugh (left) has continually proven to be one of the most in-demand actresses and was recently said to have signed on for film The Maid by Universal Pictures
Who’s That Girl? While fans believe Madonna (pictured in 1990, left) wants Ozark’s Julia Garner to play her after they noticed the star had started following the actress on Instagram
‘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 rollercoaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.’
While last October the Queen of Pop and Diablo revealed that the script had already reached 133 pages – which Cody mentioned was ‘insane’ and ‘biblical’.
‘That’s a big script,’ she observed, sparking Madonna to reply: ‘It’s a big life!’
Madonna has past directed projects such as the 2008 drama Filth and Wisdom and the Abbie Corning movie W.E. in 2011.
Hard at work: Madonna has been creating the screenplay for her biopic with Diablo Cody, with the duo already having more than 130 pages (pictured during a writing session together)
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, a musical mainstay for more than 35 years – she had her first number one hit with 1984’s Like a Virgin – en route to a historically-successful career in which she’s sold more than 335 million albums.
Madonna and Diablo Cody were seen collaborating in an Instagram post last week, as she wrote on Friday, ‘Are you ready for the story of my life… Am I?’ with the hashtags #livetotell #diablocody and #screenplay.
Live To Tell, a potential name for the movie, was the name of a hit ballad she had early in her career in 1986.
What will it be? Although nothing has been confirmed Live To Tell, the name of a hit ballad Madonna had early in her career in 1986, has been tipped as a potential name for the movie
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