Julia Garner hopes scrapped Madonna biopic will be revived

Julia Garner, the star of showbiz drama Ozark, has expressed her desire for a scrapped Madonna biopic to see the light of day.

The 25-year-old actress was set to play the iconic singer in the film, which was to be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Diablo Cody. However, production was put on hold in 2020 due to the pandemic and the project has since been shelved.

Speaking to Variety, Garner expressed her disappointment about the project being shelved and her hope that it will be revived.

“I was really looking forward to it and was really getting ready for it. It's a shame it hasn't happened yet,” she said.

Garner, who had a deep connection with the material, said she could relate to Madonna's coming-of-age story.

“It's a really beautiful script and I think it would be really great for everyone to see. It's about her journey and I think that's something that everyone can relate to,” she said.

Garner, who has worked with the likes of Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh, said that she was drawn to Cody's script because of its “humanity” and “complexity”.

“I just thought it was so interesting and complex. There were so many layers to it and I was really drawn to that. It was just so human,” she said.

Garner is now hoping that the project will be revived and that she will get a chance to play the legendary singer.

“I'm just crossing my fingers that it comes back,” she said.

With the entertainment industry slowly returning to normal, Garner is hopeful that the Madonna biopic will get its chance to shine.