Earlier this week, it was announced that a Madonna biopic titled “Blond Ambition” had been picked up by Universal. Some fans were excited by the news, but it appears the Material Girl herself isn’t here for it.
On Tuesday, Madge shared an old photo of herself on Instagram, and seemed to hint at her disapproval of the film in her caption.
“Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story,” she wrote. “Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.”
Of course, the “Holiday” singer didn’t mention the biopic by name, but her message seems pretty clear. Let’s just say we wouldn’t want to be in the screenwriter’s shoes right now.
The script for “Blond Ambition” topped 2016’s Black List, the annual survey that ranks well-liked but unproduced Hollywood screenplays. The film, written by Elyse Hollander, will reportedly focus on the early days of Madonna’s career as she worked to build a name for herself while navigating misogyny within the music industry, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Further details about the project are pretty sparse ― there’s been no word on casting, production schedule or possible directors ― but some outlets are already campaigning actresses for the main role.
A rep for the pop icon did not respond to HuffPost’s initial request for comment regarding the film or any potential involvement on Madonna’s part.