The Madonna biopic starring Julia Garner has been canceled.
Julia Garner, who plays Alicia in Ozark, may not reprise her role in the Madonna biography.
Madonna was expected to direct and direct the film alongside Juno scribe Diablo Cody in 2020. Amy Pascal (Ghostbusters, Little Women) was initially announced as the producer.
Garner was claimed to have won the majority of votes after he "emerged the favorite" from a pool of over a dozen applicants last summer.
Variety has learned from many trustworthy sources that production on the film has been halted at Universal Studios, with some speculation that this is due to her 40th anniversary "Celebration" tour.
Madonna claims that she will continue to pursue the film at some point, but that the film's production has been postponed indefinitely.
Madonna discussed the film's progress in a Variety interview from 2022, as well as her decision to become more involved.
'I've had an extraordinary life,' she said, adding, 'I must make an extraordinary film.' It was also a preemptive strike because a lot of people were trying to make films 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.'
Madonna said, "I have a very long script that is very difficult for me to make shorter." "I've been whittling away at it, but it's like hacking off my limbs."
Madonna's world tour will kick off in North America in July, followed by the European leg in October, when she will perform at London's O2 Arena.
Madonna announced today that she will be performing at London's O2 Arena again on October 17 due to "overwhelming demand."