They just can’t get into the groove.
The filmmakers behind a planned Madonna biopic have reportedly halted the project as the pop legend prepares for a massive world tour.
The years-long prep for the highly-anticipated film has proven futile, Variety reported Tuesday, as the 64-year-old is reportedly too busy preparing for her “Celebration” tour later this year.
The film has apparently been scrapped at Universal Pictures and is no longer in pre-production, sources told the publication, despite multiple stars vying for the chance to play the iconic role.
Julia Garner was reportedly offered the role of Material Girl, beating out competition that included “Don’t Worry Darling” star Florence Pugh, “Euphoria” starlet Alexa Demie, actress Odessa Young and singer Bebe Rexha. Women vying for the role had to attend a boot camp-type session to see if they had what it takes, according to Variety.
Rumor has it that Julia PKB is in the running for the role of Debi Mazar, Madonna’s best friend.
Madge herself was set to lead the on-screen commemoration of her career, highlighting her rise to pop stardom.
The Queen of Pop wrote an exhaustive script for the biopic, previously saying she wanted to create an “extraordinary” film.
“I’ve had an amazing life, I have to make an amazing movie,” the ‘Hung Up’ singer said in July last year. “It was also a preemptive strike because a lot of people were trying to make movies about me. me !’ »
The musical megastar’s tour, which she announced last week, will celebrate her 40-year career as an artist as she travels to 35 cities around the world. Starting July 15 in Vancouver, the Grammy winner will make several stops across North America as well as Europe before wrapping up her shows on December 1 — and tickets are starting to sell out.
“I’m excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes of giving my fans the show they’ve been waiting for,” the “Like a Virgin” crooner said in a statement.
The “Vogue” hitmaker recently partnered with Warner Music Group to revisit the tracks that made her a household name. The first of multiple planned releases, “Finally Enough Love: 50 Issues 1”, was released in August last year.
It featured remixes of many of his well-known songs, including “Holiday”, “Material Girl”, “Frozen”, “Into the Groove”, “Everybody”, and “Open Your Heart”.