Madonna Biopic Starring Ozark’s Julia Garner Scrapped After Singer Announced World Tour
Here’s some good news and bad news for Madonna fans.
The good news: you've probably heard that Madonna is kicking off her 35-city Madonna: The Celebration Tour on July 15.
And here's the bad news. Since Madonna will be on the road for five months — the tour will end in Amsterdam on Dec 1 — her upcoming biopic has been scrapped.
Per Variety, the untitled Madonna biopic, which the pop icon was going to direct herself and starring Ozark’s Emmy-winning actress Julia Garner in the title role, is no longer in development at Universal Pictures. Insiders, however, the movie is still in the works, just not right now. (Maybe she is planning to include concert footage in the biopic?)
Even though we won’t get to see Garner’s portrayal of the Queen of Pop, there’s Evan Rachel Wood’s take Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, with Daniel Radcliffe as the parody song legend.
Madonna announced her career-spanning world tour on Jan 17, via a somewhat NSFW five-minute video where the likes of Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Lil Wayne, Diplo, Eric Andre and Amy Schumer daring the 64-year-old singer to go on tour and perform her four decades of hits.
Tickets went on sale on Jan 20 and sold out in minutes in New York, London, Paris and other cities in minutes, promoting Madonna to add more dates. For updates, click here for Madonna’s complete tour dates.
Madonna performed her first concert in Singapore in 2016 at the National Stadium.
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