New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Madonna will direct a biopic based on her own life and career. She co-wrote the script with "Juno" Oscar winner Diablo
Cody, who also wrote the book for the "Jagged Little
"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. "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. It's essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision."
"This movie is an absolute LABOR OF LOVE for me," said producer Amy Pascal. "I have known Madonna
since we made A League of Their Own together, and I can't imagine anything more thrilling than collaborating with her and Diablo
on bringing her true-life story to the big screen with Donna and our partners at Universal."
Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, Madonna
is certified as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. The Recording Industry
Association of America
listed her as the third highest-certified female artist in the U.S., with 64.5 million album units. According to Billboard, Madonna
is the most successful solo artist in its Hot 100 chart history. She is also the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time, accumulating U.S. $1.4 billion from her concert tickets. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, her first year of eligibility. VH1 ranked her atop THE 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Rolling Stone listed her among THE 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and THE 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.
played Eva Peron in the 1996 film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd
Webber's "Evita." She sang songs penned by Stephen Sondheim
in "Dick Tracy." Her acting credits also include work in "A League of Their Own" and "Desperately Seeking Susan."