Madonna is the best-selling female music artist of all time with global sales of 335 million records. — Reuters pic
Madonna is the best-selling female music artist of all time with global sales of 335 million records. — Reuters pic

LOS ANGELES, Sept 16 — Pop music superstar Madonna will direct and co-write a movie about her life for Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures, the studio said in a statement yesterday.

Madonna, 62, will team with Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody on the script, Universal said.

The Material Girl and Express Yourself singer is the best-selling female music artist of all time with global sales of 335 million records.

Over her five-decade career, she also acted in movies including Evita and A League of Their Own and directed and wrote 2011 film W/E about the British royal abdication scandal in the 1930s.

“I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer — a human being, trying to make her way in this world,” Madonna said in the statement.

The movie’s focus “will always be music,” she added.

“Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive,” she said. “There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me.” — Reuters