The actress ofInventing Anna was chosen from more than a dozen applicants to play the Material Girl in the film directed by the Queen of Pop herself.
Revealed in the Netflix series Inventing Anna, Julia Garner, 28, would have been chosen to put on Madonna’s boots in the film which traces the life of a global pop star. According to sources close to the project interviewed by variety the actress, winner of an Emmy Award twice for her role in the series ozarkappeared as “the favorite among more than a dozen candidates”. Among these, the actresses Alexa Demie (Euphoria ) and Florence Pugh (Midsommar ) as well as singers Sky Ferreira and Bebe Rexha. Another source from the American magazine confirms that “Julia Garner’s team is studying the offer and should accept it”.
“A training camp” based on dance and song
Directed by Madonna herself, and co-written by Diablo Cody, Oscar winner for Best Screenplay for Juno in 2007, the film does not yet have a release date. It should retrace the career of the artist, from her beginnings to her rise to the title of queen of pop, with music as a common thread. “The music will always be at the center of the film. It’s the music that keeps me going and the art that makes me live“, she announced in a press release in 2020. Madonna has also been particularly meticulous about the choice of the actress who will play her on the screen since she would have, according to information from Deadline submitted the talents “to a training camp including dance and singing tests».
After 40 years of a successful but sometimes controversial musical career, the Material Girl continues her career in the cinema started as an actress in the films Dick Tracy (1990), An extraordinary team (1992) and Avoid (1996) for which she received a Golden Globe for best actress. She also directed a first feature film in 2011, WE: Wallis & Edouard, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.