Julia Garner to take on roll of Madonna in a biopic about the iconic pop star

Everyone's abuzz about the Julia Garner Madonna role. How will the Netflix darling fare in the part?

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Step aside, Anna Delvey. The Julia Garner Madonna role has piqued all of Hollywood's interest. 

The Inventing Anna and Ozark actor has certainly made her mark on Netflix. Allegedlly, she also won over the crew responsible for bringing the icon's story to life. According to an exclusive from Variety (opens in new tab), Garner steamrolled ahead of a dozen potential leads to earn the top spot. Though she and her team have yet to accept the offer, it's expected that she will agree to the role. 

Oh, and did we mention the pop queen herself will be part of the film? Madonna will  lead the Universal Pictures undertaking as co-screenwriter, producer and director. Phew!

"There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me," the singer revealed, according to Variety. "It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision."

Although the specifics about the film are still under wraps, Madonna has been vocal on social media about the process of creating her movie, between making comments about her scripts and photographing her meets with its potential stars.

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In early 2022, the "Material Girl" songstress scheduled a get-together with Julia Fox, Uncut Gems actor and queen of the dramatic winged eyeliner, to go over potential casting. Fox is expected to take on the role of Madonna's longtime friend, Debi Mazar (arguably our favorite Younger cast member). 

"People always ask me about Madonna. She's a dear friend. She's a very good mom and a good person," Mazar told People (opens in new tab). "I don't have that much energy to do what she does. She inspires me. She's relentlessly creative and smart."

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The film itself will, of course, be heavily focused on the star's music and dance career and evolution throughout her time in the spotlight. Singing and dancing isn't necessarily something we've seen from Garner, but given her ability to completely embody the character she's playing—you did hear that Anna Delvey accent, right?—we're confident she's going to wow us, per usual. 

As soon as someone spills the tea, we'll be sure to fill you in on what's to come!

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

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