26 Jan – Despite the previous high-profile search for the right actress to play the role, it was revealed that the Madonna-directed "Madonna" biopic is no longer in development at Universal Pictures.
The news came after Madonna announced that she will be going on a 35-city global concert tour called "The Celebration Tour" beginning 15 July, which will be launched in Vancouver.
The movie also began a long search for the right starlet to play her in 2021, with Julia Garner emerging as Madonna's favourite following a singing and dancing bootcamp.
Sources claimed that it was a struggle from the start, with talks to even split the movie into two or making it into a miniseries, seeing that one movie would not be enough to tell the story of a four-decade career.
Universal had no comment.