Madonna reveals how the upcoming biopic of her life and career is shaping up

Gregory Wakeman
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U.S. singer Madonna performs on stage during her "Sticky and Sweet" tour at Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, December 5, 2008. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA)
Madonna performs during her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour at Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 5 December, 2008. (Reuters/Marcos Brindicci)

Madonna has opened up about the planned biopic of her life and career, which she is currently working on with Diablo Cody, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Juno.

During a 65 minute-long video to her Instagram Live account, the legendary singer revealed that the film will be about her “struggle as an artist trying to survive in a man's world as a woman, and really just the journey.”

She said it will be “happy, sad, mad, crazy, good, bad and ugly”.

The 62-year-old added: "We do talk about Andy [Warhol], and Keith [Haring], and Jean-Michel Basquiat and Martin Burgoyne and the whole coming up as an artist in Manhattan, downtown, Lower East Side in the early '80s.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 09:  Creator of Jagged Little Pill: The Musical, Diablo Cody speaks onstage at Day 1 of the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit 2018 at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 9, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Diablo Cody at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in Beverly Hills, California, 9 October, 2018. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

“Honestly, [it's] one of the best times of my life, and one of the worst times. I hope I can portray or express what a thrilling time that was for me in every way.”

Madonna also revealed that it won’t be a musical, but will obviously include “a lot of music,” and that, at the moment, her and Cody have written 107 pages of a script that they predict will equate to a runtime of around two hours.

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She even teased a “great scene” that will depict her writing Like A Prayer with Pat Leonard, as well as her “devastating experience with Pepsi”. This saw the soft drinks company drop Madonna after a backlash to her Like A Prayer music video.

At the moment, the biopic is untitled.