Last night Madonna went live on Instagram and gave some more info on her upcoming projects. Here are some highlights:
Her autobiographical movie is taking up a lot of her time. At this point she doesn't yet know if it will be one movie, or more than one, or a series.
Several fans suggested titles in the chat, and Madonna liked a few:
Live To Tell
What It Feels Like For A Girl
Nobody Knows Me
My Name Is Madonna
She would like to record new music, but the movie project consumes most of her time. But she doesn't rule out she could make new music while directing the movie.
She is working on a secret project (probably referring to her studio time with Swae Lee), and she confirmed that she is working on a dance remix album.
She also confirmed that she definitely wants to tour again, possibly even a stadium tour.
Uncut Gems actress Julia Fox could soon be polishing up a new role in Madonna's forthcoming biopic.
After Madonna shared an Instagram post earlier this week indicating that she "went to dinner with Julia [Fox] to talk about my movie," EW has learned the 31-year-old performer is being considered to play the role of actress Debi Mazar, the singer's longtime friend. Kanye West, Antonio Brown, and Floyd Mayweather were also pictured in the photos Madonna shared of her meeting with Fox.
Fans have compared Fox's looks to Mazar's in the past, and the pair even appeared together in an August 2021 interview with Document Journal in which a "starstruck" Fox admitted that the two had never met but communicated "over text and DM" before their Zoom conversation.
Mazar, best known for her roles in the film Goodfellas and the series Younger and Entourage, has a decades-long relationship with Madonna that began when they met in an elevator while Mazar worked as an operator at New York City's Danceteria nightclub in the 1980s. Mazar went on to star in several of Madonna's music videos, including "True Blue" and "Music."
"We got on the dance floor and tore it up," Mazar previously told EW of meeting Madonna for the first time. "We exchanged phone numbers and that was it. We became friends!"
Madonna has been working on bringing her life story to the big screen for several years, with Universal Pictures and Amy Pascal producing the title with Madonna in the director's chair. She initially began writing the script with Oscar-winning Juno scribe Diablo Cody, whom EW previously confirmed finished a full draft of the script before moving on to other projects. Erin Wilson reportedly stepped in after Cody left.
Most of the film, Madonna has said in the past, will follow her "struggle as an artist trying to survive in a man's world as a woman, and really just the journey," which she described as a "happy, sad, mad, crazy, good, bad, and ugly" tale of the making of an icon.
In several posts on social media throughout 2020, Madonna and Cody initially discussed including the pop icon's rise through the entertainment industry in New York City, writing "Like a Prayer," filming Evita, and her connection with Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Xtravaganza of New York City's Harlem ballroom scene, which played a monumental role in the success of her 1990 smash song "Vogue."
A representative for Madonna declined to comment.
Madonna is back in the studio with Mike Dean. In a series of Instagram stories, she teases "A little present for my fans... coming soon! 50 #1's" while we can see her dancing to remixes of Music, Like A Prayer, Like A Virgin and Nothing Really Matters.
The message references Madonna's 50 #1 hits on the Billboard Dance Chart. In February 2020, I Don't Search I Find became the record-breaking 50th #1 on the dance chart. So the project is definitely dance oriented, and could possibly bring us new remixes for all those dance hits.
It's unclear whether this project is part of the anniversary project with Warner Music, which promises to fill 2022 with fan surprises. Or if the earlier recording session with Swae Lee is related to this project. Stay tuned!↑ Back to top of page