Madonna biopic on the horizon
Finding the right person for the role
The perfect performer
Florence Pugh
A star in the making
Julia Garner
Multi award-winning
Alexa Demie
Also a singer
Odessa Young
Other roles
Emma Laird
Actress in 'Mayor of Kingstown'
Bebe Rexha
There is a possibility...
Sky Ferreira
'Twin Peaks'
Sydney Sweeney
In high demand
Evan Rachel Wood
She has already been Madonna
Further details on the project
The incredible life of Madonna
Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
(1/23)
Madonna biopic on the horizon

The popular culture of creating biopics continues - and now it's Madonna's turn. The legendary singer's life will come to the big screen and everyone is asking themselves the question: who will be the actress chosen to represent one of the music industry's biggest ever names?

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
(2/23)
Finding the right person for the role

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the auditions to find the perfect actress have been gruelling sessions of up to 11 hours, with intense dance classes (held by Madonna's own choreographer) and singing lessons (supervised by the artist herself).

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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The perfect performer

Madonna is determined to find the perfect actress and might even have named Florence Pugh as one of her favourites, but there are plenty more star-quality performers among the candidates. Who are they?

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh (Oxford, 1996) is one of the most likely to take the role of Madonna. In addition to a certain physical resemblance, the actress is certainly not lacking in talent, as she has already demonstrated in her short but successful career.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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A star in the making

The actress rose to fame for her impeccable role in 'Lady Macbeth' (2016) and in 2019 she was nominated for a BAFTA and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Greta Gerwig's version of 'Little Women'. She is also one of the newest members of the Marvel Universe for her role in 'Black Widow' (2021).

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Julia Garner

Julia Garner (New York, 1994) is also among the favourites. The American actress has starred in the popular Netflix series 'Inventing Anna' in 2022 where she has proved that her undoubted talent is a safe bet.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Multi award-winning

Previously, the actress became known worldwide thanks to the Netflix series 'Ozark'. For this, she has won two Emmy Awards and nominations for other major awards.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Alexa Demie

Alexa Demie (Los Angeles, 1990), who plays Maddy Perez in Zendaya's 'Euphoria' series, has the attitude and sexiness to bring the queen of pop to life. No doubt about it. But will it be enough?

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
(9/23)
Also a singer

Demie, who is of Latin descent, has a big plus. She sings beautifully and in fact she has two singles: 'Girl Like Me' and 'Leopard Limo'.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Odessa Young

Physically, Odessa Young (Sydney, 1998) could also fit the bill, as she is very reminiscent of Madonna in her younger years, although she perhaps lacks a bit of 'oomph', compared to the diva.

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Other roles

The Australian actress' most notable roles so far include 'The Daughter' (2015), 'Looking for Grace' (2015) and 'Shirley' (2020).

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Emma Laird

Emma Laird (Scotland, 1998) is included in the betting list, but is perhaps one of the least likely due to her short career so far in front of the camera.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
(13/23)
Actress in 'Mayor of Kingstown'

The British actress's main role is as Iris in the US series 'Mayor of Kingstown' (2021), created and directed by Hugh Dillon and Taylor Sheridan.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Bebe Rexha

The Albanian-born singer Bebe Rexha (New York, 1989) has made it onto the list of possible Mini-Madonnas. Her main handicap? She has no acting experience.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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There is a possibility...

However, it seems that in this Madonna biopic, the musical part would be coming out as the most important, so Bebe Rexha would have the opportunity to show her talent.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira (Los Angeles, 1992) is a model, singer and actress. So, in principle, she has everything it takes to take on the role of Madonna. Even an obvious physical resemblance.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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'Twin Peaks'

In addition to a solid career as a singer, she has already wrapped ten films and appeared in the new version of David Lynch's legendary series 'Twin Peaks' in 2017.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney (Washington, 1997) plays Cassie Howard in 'Euphoria', her most recent work. But, she has many other recognisable works on both the small and big screen, making herself one of the strongest candidates for the role.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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In high demand

Aside from 'Euphoria' (2019-2022), she has worked in series including 'Heroes' (2009), 'Criminal Minds' (2009), '90210' (2010), 'Grey's Anatomy' (2014), 'Pretty Little Liars' (2017) and 'The Handmaid's Tale' (2018). In film, he has almost thirty films to her credit since 2009 - the most recognisable being Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' (2019).

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Evan Rachel Wood

The well-established Evan Rachel Wood (North Carolina, 1987) has also been mentioned as one of the last names to be added to the list of candidates for Madonna. And the reason is that the American actress, model and singer has already stepped into Madonna's shoes in another biopic.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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She has already been Madonna

It is the biopic 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story', about the comedian Alfred Matthew Yankovic, known as "Weird Al" Yankovic, who is played by actor Daniel Radcliffe. In this work, Evan Rachel Wood plays Madonna in her early years as an artist, back in the eighties.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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Further details on the project

Candidates aside, Madonna will direct her biopic and the script, which she began writing with Diablo Cody (Oscar winner for 'Juno') and is being finished by Erin Cressida Wilson ('The Girl on the Train'). Carmen Cuba is in charge of directing the casting process. It will be titles 'Little Sparrow' according to @FilmUpdates on Twitter.

Who is set to play Madonna in new biographical movie?
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The incredible life of Madonna

“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,” Madonna said about the project in a statement a few months ago, according to cheatsheet.

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