The Madonna Biopic Is No Longer Happening

The project is frozen... for now.

As Madonna herself sang: "There's no greater power than the power of good-bye," so get ready to say goodbye to seeing the singer's biopic anytime soon.

According to Variety, the film, which Madonna was set to direct, is "no longer in development at Universal Pictures... Insiders familiar with Madonna said her sole focus Is the tour, but she remains committed to making a film about her life one day."

That's right, Madonna's highly anticipated upcoming greatest hits tour is one of the main reasons the singer's biopic has been shelved.

"Representatives for Madonna, Garner and Universal Pictures declined to comment on the matter," reports Variety.

It was announced last summer that Julia Garner (Ozark) had been offered the role of the Material Girl in the film. Garner was among the actresses who were being considered for the role and who were put through an intense "Madonna boot camp."

The biopic wouldn't have been the first time Madame X has stepped behind the camera. She previously directed Filth & Wisdom in 2008 and W.E. in 2011.

“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 back in 2020 when the film was officially announced. “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.”

While the biopic won't be hitting theaters in the near future, you can still see the singer in person when her Celebration Tour hits the road this summer.

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