Madonna’s rumoured film biopic may have found its star in Ozark actor Julia Garner

Pop star has repeatedly teased a biopic screenplay on her Instagram, which appears to be being written by Oscar winner Diablo Cody

Adam White@__adamwhite
Monday 31 August 2020 09:25
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A rumoured Madonna biopic may have found its star, after the Queen of Pop began following Ozark actor Julia Garner on Instagram.

Fans spotted that Madonna and her long-time manager Guy Oseary both followed Garner last week (28 August). The actor’s striking resemblance to a young Madonna sparked speculation that they have their eyes on her for a rumoured biopic.

While a Madonna biopic has yet to be officially confirmed, the pop star has posted a series of videos to her Instagram this month in which she appears to be co-writing the story of her life with Oscar winner Diablo Cody.

Cody wrote the screenplays for films including Juno, Jennifer’s Body and Young Adult, as well as the book for the Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill. The show, which premiered in 2019, uses the musician’s songs as the backdrop to a story of a family struggling through personal woes in Nineties suburbia.

“When you’re stuck in a house with multiple injuries what do you do?” Madonna wrote on her Instagram on 8 August. “Write a screenplay with Diablo Cody about..............?”

In her Instagram Stories, Madonna has also posted various photographs of old diaries dated to the early 1980s, suggesting the possible biopic may only chronicle her early rise to fame.

In 2017, Madonna condemned plans for an unauthorised film biopic about her life. Titled Blonde Ambition, and put into development by Universal Pictures, the script was written by Elyse Hollander and explored the star’s early days and the making of her first album.

“Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” Madonna wrote on Instagram at the time. “Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.”

Madonna in 1987, and Julia Garner at the Sundance Film Festival in January

Garner, who appears to have followed Madonna back on Instagram, has appeared in films including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Assistant, and the TV series The Americans.

As well as being nominated for an Emmy for her role as young criminal Ruth Langmore on Netflix’s Ozark, Garner is playing convict Anna Sorokin in a forthcoming Netflix limited series.

Sorokin sparked internet infamy in 2018 after a New York Magazine story explored her elaborate con on New York high society, which saw her pretend to be a wealthy German heiress named Anna Delvey.

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