After years of rumors about a possible Madonna biopic, Universal Pictures has stepped up to endorse a biopic that the singer-actress herself will direct and co-write. The film will chronicle the rise of the best-selling female artist of all time (335 million records worldwide), in addition to having the box office record for solo tours.

« I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me as an artist, a musician, a dancer … a human being trying to make his way in this world, » Madonna said in a statement. « The focus of this film will always be the music. The music has kept me moving and the art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell them than me. Sharing the roller coaster of my life is essential. with my voice and my vision. « 

The president of Universal, Donna Langley and the producer Amy Pascal will be on board of the project that will soon begin its casting to interpret the main character. While there is no official confirmation, it seems that the film could be titled ‘Live To Tell’, in reference to one of the songs of the pop star.