By Lori Perkins
The Madonna biopic has been cast!
After an intense auditioning process, Julia Garner of Ozark and Inventing Anna fame, has won the role, beating out Florence Pugh, Sky Ferreira, Bebe Rexha, Odessa Young, Emma Laird, and three Euphoria stars: Alexa Demie, Sydney Sweeney, and Barbie Ferreira. Rumor has it that she was Madonna’s first choice all along.
The film, tentatively titled Little Sparrow, will be directed and co-authored by Madonna, with Juno scribe Diablo Cody and The Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson as co-writers.
“The reason I’m doing it is because a bunch of people have tried to write movies about me, but they’re always men,” Madonna explained on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in October. In 2016, Brett Ratner’s RatPac and Michael De Luca were previously attached to produce a biopic about the singer for Universal titled Blonde Ambition, but that project was scraped.