The Sun claims that Oscar-winning screenwriter, Diablo Cody, is fucking done professionally with Madonna and is no longer working on Madge’s planned biopic, which was announced last August. This is the opposite of shocking to anyone who watched that Instagram Live where Madonna gave Diablo shit. Well, it’s Diablo’s loss, and I’m sure she’ll be kicking herself when Madonna wins an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture, AND Best Actress because we’re not even going to pretend like Madonna isn’t going to play young Madonna.
Last September, Madonna announced that she and Diablo Cody had already written 102 pages of her biopic and they expected the movie to be about 2 hours long. Madonna is also planning to direct the biopic herself. Well, it looks like she’s writing the rest of it herself too (at least for now). The Sun claims that Diablo has decided to punch out early because working with Madonna is like chewing on glass. A source claims that ultimately Diablo and Madonna did not see eye-to-eye on the final project with Madonna being “very particular.”
“Madonna and Diablo spent weeks working on the screenplay and made good progress. But Madonna is understandably very particular about how she wants it to be. She’s a perfectionist and because it is about her life, she is being very careful about how things come across. Diablo needed more freedom to be able to make it work and ultimately decided she couldn’t contribute anymore. Universal Pictures knows it could be a massive earner for them, especially after the success of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, so are searching for a new writer. But Madonna doesn’t need the money and isn’t going to let a movie get made which she doesn’t feel is authentic to her experiences.”
There was talk that Julia Garner was going to play a young Madonna. And now Florence Pugh’s name has also been thrown into the mix.
I wonder what Diablo’s breaking point was. Madonna has been accused of treating her co-workers like “simpletons” in the past so I can only imagine. Oh well, if Madonna has a hard time finding another co-writer, she should just digitize her head onto Taran Egerton‘s body and re-release Rocketman as the Madonna biopic.