Julia Garner offered Madonna role in biopic of the Material Girl

She’s found her Material Girl! Ozark star Julia Garner has been ‘offered the role of Madonna’ in upcoming biopic directed by the Queen of Pop herself

  • Inventing Anna star Julia Garner has been offered the role of Madonna 
  • It is one of the most sought after roles among young stars in Hollywood
  • British actress Florence Pugh had also been in the running for the part
  • It is not yet clear if Garner, 28, has accepted the role
  • Madonna, 63, will be directing the movie herself for Universal Pictures  
  • Bebe Rexha, Sky Ferreira, Sydney Sweeney and Alexa Demie were considered

It’s the role that every young actress in Hollywood has been gunning for.

But it looks as though Ozark’s star Julia Garner is the chosen one to play Madonna – after a Tuesday report claimed she’s now officially been offered the star-making role. 

However, it is not yet clear if the 28-year-old actress has formally accepted as according to Variety Garner’s team are still mulling it over, although a source says they are ‘considering and expected to accept the offer.’

Florence Pugh, Bebe Rexha, Sky Ferreira, Emma Laird, as well as Euphoria stars Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, and Barbie Ferreira, were all rumored to be up for the iconic lead role. 

Who's That Girl? Julia Garner has reportedly been offered Madonna role in biopic of the Material Girl

Getting Into The Groove? Julia has found fame thanks to her breakout role on the Netflix hit thriller Ozark

Who’s That Girl? Julia Garner has reportedly been offered Madonna role in biopic of the Material Girl

The Inventing Anna star was first rumored to be in the running all the way back in August 2020, when Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary followed the actress on Instagram. 

The hotly-anticipated project has been in the works for a number of years, and was hit with delays when Madonna, 63, parted ways with original screenwriter Diabo Cody. 

British actress Pugh, 26, was another top contender for the lead role, and one industry insider even speculated that Pugh’s team had purposely announced her role in the Dune sequel in a bid to entice Madonna into offering it to her. 

Is it her? Sources say Julia has been offered the role, considered to be one of the most sought after parts in Hollywood

Is it her? Sources say Julia has been offered the role, considered to be one of the most sought after parts in Hollywood

In March this year, insiders revealed details about the ‘grueling’ audition process as the search for the actress playing the Queen Of Pop went on for months. 

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, sources revealed auditions could sometimes involve 11 hour choreography sessions with Madonna’s choreographer, followed by a choreography session with the actual Material Girl singer. 

During callbacks, actresses reportedly did readings and singing auditions with Madonna herself.  

A source with knowledge of the try-outs called them ‘grueling.’ A source said: ‘You have to be able to do everything.’

Playing an icon: Julia will no doubt have all research materials at hand considering the film will be directed by Madonna herself (Pictured above in 1985)

Playing an icon: Julia will no doubt have all research materials at hand considering the film will be directed by Madonna herself (Pictured above in 1985) 

Insiders say current drafts of the script culminate with her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, however this storyline may change as developments to the plot continue.

The film will require the actress to partake in singing and dancing sequences, and whoever ends up landing the coveted role will need to undergo a month’s worth of rigorous training in preparation for filming. 

Universal is serving as the distributor for the film, which is currently in active development.

The studio has not yet given the movie a green light as typically that occurs once a final script, budget, and cast are determined. 

‘A major factor is ultimately who will be cast’ as Madonna a source said.

Though if Garner accepts the role, that may speed things along.  

Madonna was co-writing the film about her life with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody, who has since departed the project. Film executive Amy Pascal will serve as the producer. She is pictured with the screenplay

Madonna was co-writing the film about her life with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody, who has since departed the project. Film executive Amy Pascal will serve as the producer. She is pictured with the screenplay

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