Julia Garner Is Reportedly Cast to Play Madonna in Biopic & Fans Are Loving It: ‘The Oscar Is Hers’

Julia Garner Is Reportedly Cast to Play Madonna in Biopic & Fans Are Loving It: ‘The Oscar Is Hers’

Julia Garner, known for her leading roles in Ozark and Inventing Anna, has been offered the role of Madonna in the upcoming biopic about the pop icon, Variety reported on Tuesday (June 7).

The Emmy-winning star earned the opportunity to play Madonna in the Universal Pictures film after a long process, which included choreography sessions with the singer’s choreographer, as well as choreography, singing and reading sessions with Madonna herself. Other actresses that auditioned for the coveted role include Florence Pugh, Odessa Young and Alexa Demie, among others.

Madonna will be directing the biopic herself and Amy Pascal is set to produce the movie, which was co-written by Secretary writer Erin Cressida Wilson. A production timeline and other principal cast is still unknown.

Garner has previously won two Emmys for her role as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark, and most recently starred in the streamer’s Shonda Rhimes series Inventing Anna. On the film side thus far, Garner has appeared in projects and indie fare like The Assistant and Grandma.

Following the big news, Madonna and Garner fans alike flooded Twitter with excitement, tons of Ozark references and certainty that the casting decision was the right one — beyond the duo’s obvious physical likeness. See some of the best reactions we compiled below.

Julia Garner Is Reportedly Cast to Play Madonna in Biopic & Fans Are Loving It: ‘The Oscar Is Hers’ Julia Garner, known for her leading roles in Ozark and Inventing Anna, has been offered the role of Madonna in the upcoming biopic about the pop icon, Variety reported on Tuesday (June 7). The Emmy-winning star earned the opportunity…