Just a week ago, Euphoria stars Barbie Ferreira and Sydney Sweeney were reported to have auditioned for the part. They are the latest additions to a long list of names that features several prominent actresses including Julia Garner and Florence Pugh.
Florence Pugh Is Regarded as the Frontrunner
While it was believed that Madonna had personally singled out Florence Pugh for the role, the decision to audition new candidates suggests that the casting is not over and that the part is out for the taking.
Despite the latest series of auditions, Hollywood experts still believe that Florence Pugh holds the pole position. This is due to the fact that the actress is highly appreciated by the executive team behind the movie.
Madonna Has the Last Word
However, the final decision about who gets to portray her will be Madonna’s alone. The singer is putting herself under tremendous pressure in order to find the perfect person to tell her story. Furthermore, Madonna is co-writing the film in partnership with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody, which is why she has the final say about the casting.
In an interview, the pop icon shared with reporters that she hopes to convey the incredible journey that life has taken her on as an artist, musician, dancer, and human being. She added that the film’s focus is on music because music has always been her driving force. Diablo Cody, on the other hand, told reporters that the movie’s script is huge. He revealed that it had reached 133 pages, which according to the screenwriter is “insane” and “biblical.”
There are a lot of details to take care of before the production begins, but choosing the right actress for the role is undoubtedly the most important decision that awaits Madonna and her team.