Madonna will direct the movie about herself. She co-wrote the script with Oscar winner Diablo Cody.
Madonna will not star in the movie, but will lead the search for the actress who will play her as a young woman. The movie is produced by Universal Pictures.
“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 […] 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”, Madonna says in a statement, according to Entertainment Weekly.