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Madonna set to write and direct her own biopic

Madonna is set to write and direct her own life story in the shape of the forthcoming untitled biopic film.

The now-iconic singer, who has been described as the ‘Queen of Pop’ since her rise to international fame in the 1980s, will also star and co-write the project alongside Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody whose film credits include the critically acclaimed 2007 film Juno.

With Universal representative Amy Pascal working on producing duties, the biopic is due to follow Madonna’s personal and professional life in a career which has seen the singer placed firmly in the spotlight for the past four decades.

“I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer – a human being, trying to make her way in this world,” Madonna said in a statement.

“The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me.”

She added: “It’s essential to share the rollercoaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”

The new biopic will mark the third time that Madonna has found herself in the director’s chair, her previous work coming in the shape of 2008 film Filth and Wisdom and 2011 effort WE, both of which failed to chart the same level of success as her career in music.

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