I thought Julia from Ozark was supposed to play her and her casting was blessed by Madge. Is it because Madge is batshit and had lost credibility with the Hollywood engine? I was interested to see what they were planning on doing with that. I think Julia was a good casting choice looks wise, and under the right direction it could've been at least respectable, if not great. I see this video and one of her iconic songs as being a good match for Julia to pull off with the right direction and styling.
Why was Madonna's biopic shelved?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||March 22, 2023 9:56 AM|
Madonna was dead set on directing, and refused to cooperate unless she had total creative control. If you’ve seen W.E. you’ll understand why the studio got cold feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||March 18, 2023 4:59 AM|
They should just make the movie without her permission with competent people. Does she need to be dead for that to happen? Perhaps there isn't interest outside of her to make this. How far she's fallen.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||March 18, 2023 5:32 AM|
^^just released use of her music requires her consent. It's been a long week, sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||March 18, 2023 5:45 AM|
She's a control freak who can't act or direct. No way in Hell is a major studio going to give her financial backing, equipment or resources.
It would be like giving the keys to a brand new $500,000 Tesla to a homeless addict who doesn't know how to drive.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||March 18, 2023 5:47 AM|
I think Julia looks a lot more like Melanie. I think Madonna may have realized that as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||March 18, 2023 5:56 AM|
I liked W.E. alto it was overly long.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||March 18, 2023 6:05 AM|
They could do something like Velvet Goldmine where the character and he story just happen to be very similar to Madonna
|by Anonymous||reply 7||March 18, 2023 6:06 AM|
My two favorite Madge movies are Swept Away and Body of Evidence. In both movies she receives serious "pimp hand" and I'm down with it!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||March 18, 2023 6:10 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||March 18, 2023 6:13 AM|
Julia Garner is a rising star who’s only scratched the surface of her potential. She doesn’t need an old albatross like Madge around her neck, pulling her down.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||March 18, 2023 6:30 AM|
Look, R4. Madonna is clearly embarrassing but she’s never had a reputation for being financially irresponsible. She’s known to be cheap in her personal life, but with all her problems, she’s a businesswoman who has produced music videos, tours, etc. for forty years now.
The film probably would’ve been professionally made with some brief sparks of creative inspiration. I suspect that Madonna lacked enough objectivity about her own life story than she would’ve had in another instance, and her idea of what was interesting about her rise was probably much different than what a studio or the audience would want to see.
She’s self-indulgent but not really professionally irresponsible.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||March 18, 2023 6:34 AM|
I'm waiting for the Cher biopic. More interesting timeline, for one. We've got the wall of sound to start.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||March 18, 2023 6:41 AM|
I think a good Madonna flick would focus only on one era of her career.
Madge's whole life? Too much for one flick.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||March 18, 2023 6:45 AM|
Her new ass is too much for one flick. Needs to be a double feature.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||March 18, 2023 7:13 AM|
I knew this turkey would never see the light of day, and I was correct.
Box office poison.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||March 18, 2023 7:19 AM|
We are in the process of auditioning fetuses to play me from the age of 25-until now. Youth and vitality are synonymous with Madonna.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||March 18, 2023 7:30 AM|
It was shelved because it was going to be a disaster, like how Madonna is today with that plumped-up face and fake ass.
Her need for control was probably turning off everyone who tried to help, and her ego would only have gotten bigger.
I can only imagine how the script painted Madonna as a martyr who was the victim of ageism and misogyny. I'm sure every scene hammered the point across in the most unsubtle way.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||March 18, 2023 7:38 AM|
I remember nothing about her directorial debut W.E. aside from the fact that the period clothes looked good.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||March 18, 2023 7:44 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||March 18, 2023 7:46 AM|
Madonna did have the good sense to cast Andrea Riseborough in W.E., one of her first big roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||March 18, 2023 7:51 AM|
Julia has a hardness about her looks that she really does resemble Madonna and she is a good actress. I adored Madonna in the 80's, I guess this may be how my parent's generation felt watching stars like Elvis fall apart.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||March 18, 2023 7:59 AM|
But she’s very slim and would have to gain 20 lbs. to approximate Madonna’s more rounded quality.
Not worth it for a flop.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||March 18, 2023 8:02 AM|
R12 Technically they already did one. It was more of a Sonny and Cher biopic and it was a TV movie. It was released over 20 years ago. The actress playing Cher was a dead ringer and it was miles better than Madonna: Innocence Lost (there was never any to begin with!).
|by Anonymous||reply 23||March 18, 2023 1:18 PM|
It is shelved because Madonna announced a tour. Which will more than occupy her time.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||March 18, 2023 1:29 PM|
I also enjoyed W.E. If you’d slapped Tom Ford’s name on it as director it would have been a hit. Same stylization and pacing as A Single Man. And hot young Oscar Isaac, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||March 18, 2023 1:30 PM|
[quote] Her need for control was probably turning off everyone who tried to help, and her ego would only have gotten bigger.
That never works.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||March 18, 2023 1:37 PM|
R11 Look, why do people start sentences like that?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||March 18, 2023 1:46 PM|
she wanted her ugly ass daughter to play her
|by Anonymous||reply 28||March 18, 2023 1:50 PM|
I don't know why she never considered her son Lardass to play her in the biopic. Rhedd could've played a young Sean Penn (or Guy during that era), David Banda could've play Basquiat. She has a house full of people ready for their 15 minutes and we all know she loves to give it to them.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||March 18, 2023 1:52 PM|
No actor wanted to take the role of her snatch.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||March 18, 2023 1:52 PM|
Golly Gee, I hadn't even given any thought to this matter of such high importance.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||March 18, 2023 1:53 PM|
The only place a turkey belongs is in the oven.
Now I've ruined my appetite for turkey.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||March 18, 2023 1:56 PM|
R27 - I couldn’t agree more. Beginning a sentence with an imperative like look is a rude and annoying tic that seems to be increasingly used more and more.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||March 18, 2023 2:11 PM|
It would’ve be more beneficial at this point to concentrate her energies on a jukebox Broadway musical of her life.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||March 18, 2023 2:34 PM|
Wasn't the movie also just going to cover her life up until 1990? Somewhere, I read it just was planned to go up to Blond Ambition and end there.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||March 18, 2023 3:28 PM|
At least according to several blind gossip items I've read, Madonna and the studio disagreed about what direction the movie should go in. As posters above not, Madge, known for her obsessive need to control, alienated the studio heads and the studio shelved it. No doubt her I'm-going-on-tour is the excuse they all agreed to in the hopes that the idea of the film will just fade away eventually.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||March 18, 2023 3:33 PM|
^posters above note
|by Anonymous||reply 37||March 18, 2023 3:33 PM|
Obviously, she kept on pushing it over the border line!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||March 18, 2023 4:22 PM|
[quote]r36 According to several blind gossip items I've read, Madonna and the studio disagreed about what direction the movie should go in.
Yeah. The studio wanted it to be good.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||March 18, 2023 4:31 PM|
The studio wanted to make it a full life biopic and Madonna refused to die to give it an ending.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||March 18, 2023 4:34 PM|
No objective biopic can be made until Madge returns to her mother ship. I am happy to wait it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||March 18, 2023 7:40 PM|
Will this movie include scenes of her "Latin stud farm" apartment in New York where she would reguarly have sex with 15 year old Puerto Ricans? If not, it's not worth watching.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||March 18, 2023 7:57 PM|
[quote]But she’s very slim and would have to gain 20 lbs. to approximate Madonna’s more rounded quality.
Hey, I have a fat suit for you in one of my feng shui walk-in closets. It might be a little bit over the top, but I'll do anything to piss off the old hag.
Oh, look! There it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 18, 2023 8:21 PM|
Fuck off op
|by Anonymous||reply 44||March 18, 2023 8:22 PM|
They could always have another Ab Fab reboot put in her in as a cameo. She would nail it.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||March 18, 2023 8:25 PM|
I wonder if there is much interest in a film of her life? 20 years ago, yes, but now I am not sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||March 18, 2023 8:34 PM|
[quote]Why was Madonna's biopic shelved?
Because they sense that they soon will be able to show, let us say, "the entire arc of her brilliant career and life, from promising start to bitter, sad finish."
|by Anonymous||reply 47||March 18, 2023 8:52 PM|
who was the hot guy who got her pregnant in Papa Don't Preach? He could get me pregnant if he wanted to
|by Anonymous||reply 48||March 18, 2023 9:04 PM|
I've turned a gentle cool spray of holy water and Oh, dears in the direction of R48, hoping that it doesn't burn too much.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||March 18, 2023 9:08 PM|
OP, the better question is: why was Madonna’s biopic given the greenlight?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||March 18, 2023 9:09 PM|
Madonna is a novelty act and is pretty much over. There simply isn’t an audience for this type of thing. Her image is tarnished beyond repair. She has to do nostalgia shows now like Janet.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||March 18, 2023 9:11 PM|
Jamie Auld looked exactly like Madonna.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||March 18, 2023 9:12 PM|
No one by Jamie will come close to looking like Madonna.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||March 18, 2023 9:14 PM|
Too bad Jamie died.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||March 18, 2023 9:14 PM|
Jamie left, Madonna right.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||March 18, 2023 9:15 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||March 18, 2023 9:15 PM|
Madonna probably wasn't playing ball with the studio. She lives like royalty--but she wants a studio to finance it. That means, she comes in for meetings when she says she will. She gets her work done. She is totally prepared for those meetings. She has been living like royalty for so long (and may be dealing with sobriety issues) that its impossible to believe she was behaving like an actual director in the ramp up process.
William Orbit stopped working with her because she never showed up for recording sessions. He'd spend weeks waiting around and she'd show up when she wanted to. Michael Jackson was the same way--would show up when he wanted, if he wanted.
The only thing rockstars have to do is show up within a reasonable time window for paid performances (concerts). We know she's had issues with that in the past.
No studio is going to risk $100 million on Madonna as a co-writer, producer, and director. It would be a financial risk to make the movie anyway. She adds a whole new level of risk.
She also needs to approve the music so they can't make it without her. Also. SHE has been in charge of the script process. Thats a scary proposition. She is not the most self aware and doesn't have a sense of humor about herself, unlike say Elton John who recognizes his own ridiculousness at times
Plus these projects are sometimes developed for decades. It was over 15 years that ROCKETMAN started as a broadway show and morphed into a movie project.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||March 18, 2023 9:21 PM|
Jamie does look just like Madonna, except sweeter and not as harsh.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||March 18, 2023 9:31 PM|
r49 fuck you I cannot google and must know now.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||March 18, 2023 10:15 PM|
Letting a Cluster B disordered individual upload a LinkedIn profile is problematic enough. Allowing one as disturbed as Madonna to spend millions of other people’s money filming their own life story is essentially malpractice.
She’d assuredly portray herself as some sort of musical Joan of Arc instead of the manipulative monster she is. She’d also undoubtedly throw in a rape scene (where she isn’t the rapist) as well to seal her victimhood and sacrifice on film. There would be no trace of the countless victims she’s used and abused along the way to “success.”
The lucky actress who escaped this near-tragedy should be grateful. She narrowly missed Elizabeth Berkeley-level career destruction.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||March 18, 2023 11:40 PM|
Madonna has talent as a director. W/E showed promise.
The script, which she cowrote, was reportedly really good. Madonna was The problem. She got frustrated with the timeline wanting to tour and decided to tour. Her tour just added 9 more dates for a total of 79 and counting. She's adding 3, 4, 5 shows a city. Next, she'll announce Asia, Australia, and then Latin America.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||March 20, 2023 12:49 PM|
Madonna's whole career is bipolar- she can sing well or not; she can act well, or not; she can direct well, or not; she can behave well, or not.
I still like her.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||March 20, 2023 1:36 PM|
"Caresse, I am DYING. Get me a FAHN!"
|by Anonymous||reply 63||March 20, 2023 10:10 PM|
[quote]I wonder if there is much interest in a film of her life? 20 years ago, yes, but now I am not sure.
Or 20 years from now. She's in the awkward stage. Long past her time in the pop vanguard, but not enough a part of the past for nostalgia.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||March 21, 2023 2:27 AM|
[quote] Madonna has talent as a director. W/E showed promise.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||March 21, 2023 3:46 AM|
Chalamet should play Madonna.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||March 21, 2023 4:00 AM|
WE sucked, and I actually have interest in the Duchess of Windsor.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||March 21, 2023 4:13 AM|
Actress wasn't pretty enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||March 21, 2023 4:13 AM|
[quote] "They could do something like Velvet Goldmine where the character and he story just happen to be very similar to Madonna"
Or Céline, R7.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||March 21, 2023 4:19 AM|
"Showed promise" is too restrained. We'll know Madonna has joined us if someone writes that W.E. was a great film, the release of which was sabotaged by the patriarchy. But Madonna knew while making the film that the forces of society would be arrayed against her, and she willingly took their abuse in 2011 so that women like Chloe Zhao, Jane Campion, and Sarah Polley could succeed a decade later.
[quote]They could do something like Velvet Goldmine where the character and he story just happen to be very similar to Madonna
I'd want a front-row seat to the shitshow that would ensue if that happened. Madonna would probably claim again to have felt "raped."
|by Anonymous||reply 70||March 21, 2023 4:28 AM|
Madonna has been known to post here.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||March 21, 2023 5:10 AM|
They're awaiting her death by filler before moving ahead.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||March 21, 2023 5:14 AM|
Madonna can’t be the central figure in an honest portrayal because no one would like her. Monstrous human being who got the face and ass she deserves.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||March 21, 2023 5:17 AM|
M A D O N N A
|by Anonymous||reply 74||March 21, 2023 5:38 AM|
Note also that the promised classic album special editions have failed to happen. All signs point to her not functioning as she should and the upcoming tour could quite literally end her.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||March 21, 2023 5:44 AM|
Madonna should have played Peter Pan around the time of her Girlie Show tour with the short blonde pixie cut and lean boyish fit body, she would have made a wonderful PP during that era. :-)
|by Anonymous||reply 76||March 21, 2023 5:46 AM|
She's had both knees and hips replaced in recent years and is nearly 65. Unless she's doing minimal dancing or a lot of sitting there is no way she's going to do 80 or more shows without paying the price physically even with a world class medical team and trainer backing her.
She's either going to cause even more damage to her body if she lets her ego take control (as usual) and does full on dancing at each and every show or it's going to be Michael Jackson and the This Is It tour all over again.
Even Cher who is older and tours extensively takes it easy. She just walks back and forth on stage with a little skip here and there and maybe a few dance moves every now and then. Having sung pretty much the same setlist (only the order changes) for over the last 20 years must help her a great deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||March 21, 2023 8:56 AM|
I don't think "full-on dancing" is in the cards even if she wants to do that. My prediction is that this will be her busiest, most populated stage ever. Remember that concert clip of "Music" with Maluma from last year, where she's just sort of shimmying in place, making the occasional suggestive gesture, and otherwise looking lost or awkward? That, but for hours, with dozens of support personnel running, jumping, and twirling around her.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||March 21, 2023 10:43 AM|
R78 So she'll be a singing Maypole then?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||March 21, 2023 12:12 PM|
Oh, look at the glee about a woman in her mid sixties not being able to be the athlete she was most of her life and what they and almost every other performer hasn't been able to achieve since they were in their mid 20s.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||March 21, 2023 1:19 PM|
Madonna has no sense of humour.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||March 21, 2023 2:23 PM|
Her 2023 Celebration tour is 98% sold out with more additional tour dates to be added in 2024, she knows her fan base.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||March 22, 2023 9:26 AM|
[quote] So she'll be a singing Maypole then?
Maybe more like a little golden Buddha? And the shirtless male dancers occasionally rub her belly for good luck.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||March 22, 2023 9:49 AM|
I think a Madonna biopic would be great, but it will only really work if Madonna isn't directly involved. Her ego is too big to let go and to have someone else tell her story in an authentic way, without trying to micromanage and manipulate every aspect of it to the point it resembles the fantasy in her head, not what actually happened.
Do it when she's dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||March 22, 2023 9:56 AM|