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Madonna is filming her biopic to stop “misogynistic men” from telling her story

Madonna recently discussed her forthcoming biopic starring Julia Garner and said no one else was going to tell her story properly.

It was nearly two years ago that Madonna decided to co-write (with Diablo Cody) and direct her untitled biopic to document her fascinating life.

In an interview with Variety, Madonna opened up about why she wanted to make the movie herself.

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“I have a very long script that is really hard for me to make shorter. I’ve been whittling away at it, but it’s like hacking off my limbs,” Madge said.

“I’ve had an extraordinary life, I must make an extraordinary film. It was also a preemptive strike because a lot of people were trying to make movies about me. Mostly misogynistic men. So I put my foot in the door and said, ‘No one’s going to tell my story but me.’”

Last month, Ozark star Julia Garner was officially offered the role of Madonna for the biopic after a reportedly lengthy audition process.

Evan Rachel Wood is also set to play the Material Girl singer as a part of the upcoming Weird Al biopic.

As the script is clearly still being written, there’s no set release date for Madge’s film just yet but all we can know for sure is that the project is close to her heart.

In 2020, Madonna released a statement saying: “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 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.”