Madonna Biopic: 7 Actresses Currently Vying to Play the Pop Star
The biopic centered around Madonna is in full swing. Casting for the lead role of the "Like a Prayer" singer is currently underway as multiple performers fight for the chance to play the icon. Per Indie Wire, Madonna is directing her own life st

The biopic centered around Madonna is in full swing. Casting for the lead role of the "Like a Prayer" singer is currently underway as multiple performers fight for the chance to play the icon. Per Indie Wire, Madonna is directing her own life story. The film is set to be released in theaters in a script that was co-written by Erin Cressida Wilson and was first announced in 2020 with Diablo Cody as co-screenwriter. Cody exited the project altogether shortly afterward. Amy Pascal is a producer on the film.

Aside from Madonna spearheading the project, casting is up to Carmen Cuba. Thus far, a reported seven performers are currently in a riguous Madonna boot camp, the The Hollywood Reporter notes. Those vying for the spot are engulfed in 11-hour-a-day choreography rehearsals with Madonna's personal choreographer. Afterward, they rehearse in additional choreography sessions with Madonna herself. The singer is said to be taking notes along the way, going over lines with the performers and giving directions. "You have to be able to do everything," one source close to the process said.

The film is currently untitled but culminates with Madonna's 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. She also gave an update on the overall casting and process while promoting her 2021 documentary Madame X. "It's a pretty crazy experience so far, I'm just in the writing process, and just deciding which stories to tell, how much detail to go into, which characters to develop," she said. "It's really been a long and arduous process, but it's been really therapeutic as well."

Madonna has her eyes set more on at least two performers. Here's a list of the stars giving their all to play the pop star.

Sky Ferreira

Ferreira is a singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Her career took off when she gained traction on Myspace.

prevnextBebe Rexha

Rexha is a singer and songwriter. Some of her songwriting credits include songs for Eminem and Selena Gomez.

prevnextEmma Laird

Laird was listed as one of the "10 Brits to Watch" in 2021 by Variety. She starred in the series Mayor of Kingstown.

prevnextOdessa Young

Young is most known for her role in the 2015 feature films Looking for Grace and The Daughter. She was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Daughter.

prevnextAlexa Demie

Demie is currently starring in the HBO critically acclaimed drama series Euphoria as Maddy Perez. She's also a singer.

prevnextFlorence Pugh

Madonna herself has said that Pugh is at the top of her list. "She's definitely up there on the list, if she'll have me," she said, per the Associated Press.

prevnext0commentsJulia Garner

Garner is currently starring in the Netflix limited series Inventing Anna. Rehearsals are said to be intense.

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