Could Julia Garner Be Stepping Into Madonna’s Shoes?

Julia Garner at the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
Julia Garner at the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (10053889kk)

Julia Garner may soon be adding “material girl” to her resumé. A feature-length film about Madonna is in the works and the Ozark actress has been eyed for the lead role.

The biopic will focus on the “Like a Virgin” singer’s life and career, from losing her mother as a child to becoming the Queen of Pop.

Unlike other biopics, Madonna will be extremely involved in the film—so much so that she will be directing the movie herself.

“The reason I’m doing it is because a bunch of people have tried to write movies about me, but they’re always men,” she stated whilst on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last October.

Madge seems to have taken that to heart as the flick so far has an all-female team. Juno screenwriter, Diablo Cody, is penning the script with Secretary writer, Erin Cressida Wilson, and Amy Pascal will produce.

Garner’s most recent role was as the fraudulent heiress, Anna Delvey, in the Netflix series Inventing Anna. The 28-year-old actress was barely recognizable as she donned several wigs and adopted the ambitious entrepreneur’s unusual accent. Since rumors began about her casting, Garner has participated in intense choreography sessions with Madonna’s choreographer and the Evita actress herself.

Talk about getting “into the groove”.