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The Truth Behind Diablo Cody's Exit from the Madonna Movie Has Been Revealed

More details have been revealed about Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody‘s exit from the upcoming Madonna biopic.

A report surfaced on Friday (April 2) that Diablo decided to “quit” the project because Madonna was allegedly too difficult to work with. Now, a studio source says that the report is exaggerating the circumstances.

A source at Universal Pictures confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Diablo “completed her work and moved on to her next project.”

The source explained that Diablo and Madonna “recently delivered a completed draft of the film to the studio, which is looking at developing the current version ahead of production.” Films often go through re-writes and it’s unclear what will happen with this project.

Madonna will be directing the movie and she previously said that the film will follow her “struggle as an artist trying to survive in a man’s world as a woman, and really just the journey.”

There have been reports that Florence Pugh and Julia Garner are being considered for the role of the singer, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Diablo Cody Quits Madonna's Biopic (Report)

Diablo Cody has reportedly exited from Madonna‘s project.

The 42-year-old Juno screenwriter quit the upcoming biopic amid challenges working with the singer, The Sun reported Thursday (April 1).

The Madonna-directed movie, which is said to explore the beginning of Madonna‘s career,
was announced back in September of 2020.

According to the report, Diablo found Madonna “too difficult to work with,” as she is “very particular.”

Madonna and Diablo spent weeks working on the screenplay and made good progress. But Madonna is understandably very particular about how she wants it to be. She’s a perfectionist and because it is about her life, she is being very careful about how things come across. Diablo needed more freedom to be able to make it work and ultimately decided she couldn’t contribute any more,” a source told the outlet.

Universal is now reportedly on the hunt for a new writer for the project.

Madonna doesn’t need the money and isn’t going to let a movie get made which she doesn’t feel is authentic to her experiences,” the source added.

Find out more about what the project. Some fans think this actress is in the running to play Madonna.

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Madonna Will Direct the Movie About Her Life, Co-Written With Diablo Cody!

Madonna is making the movie about her own life story!

The pop icon will direct the movie about her life, which she is co-writing with Diablo Cody, Universal Pictures confirmed on Tuesday (September 15).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Madonna

Amy Pascal will produce for her Universal-based Pascal Pictures alongside Madonna. Sara Zambreno and Guy Oseary will executive produce.

“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. The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision,” Madonna said in a statement.

Fans already think this actress might be playing Madonna!

Alanis Morissette Gets Support from Sara Bareilles & More Stars at 'Jagged Little Pill' Broadway Opening!

Alanis Morissette walks the red carpet at the opening night of her Broadway show Jagged Little Pill on Thursday (December 5) in New York City.

The new show uses the music from Alanis‘ album of the same name, plus some of her other songs, to tell a new and original story. She was joined at the event by husband Mario Treadway, as well as the show’s director Diane Paulus, book writer Diablo Cody, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and her music co-writer Glen Ballard.

Lots of celebs stepped out to check out the opening night performance, including Sara Bareilles and her longtime boyfriend Joe Tippett.

Also in attendance were David Foster, Rosie O’Donnell and friend Ally Sheedy, singer Sarah McLachlan, theater owner Jordan Roth, The Politican‘s Laura Dreyfuss, and Broadway stars Ashley Park, LaChanze, and Laura Osnes with husband Nathan Johnson.

LaChanze‘s daughter Celia Rose Gooding is one of the leads in the show!

Jagged Little Pill is now open on Broadway, so go get your tickets.

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Charlize Theron & Mackenzie Davis Step Out for 'Tully' Premiere

Charlize Theron walks the black carpet at the premiere of her new movie Tully on Wednesday night (April 18) at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old Oscar-winning actress went glam in a black dress covered in metallic butterflies for the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Charlize Theron

Also stepping out for the premiere were Charlize‘s co-stars Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston and wife Rosemarie DeWitt, Asher Miles Fallica, and Lia Frankland.

The movie’s writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman also hit the black carpet alongside guests Nia Vardalos and Shannon Purser.

Tully hits theaters on May 4 – and you can check out the trailer here.

FYI: Charlize is wearing a Dior dress and Fred Leighton jewelry. Mackenzie is wearing Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Shannon is wearing a shirt and suit by Eloquii and shoes by Aldo.

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…More Here! »

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Julianne Hough: 'Paradise' Hollywood Premiere with Diablo Cody!

Julianne Hough is pure class while arriving for the premiere of her latest flick Paradise held at Mann Chinese 6 on Tuesday (August 6) in Hollywood.

The 25-year-old actress was seen posing on the red carpet with director Diablo Cody.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Julianne Hough

“Most directors force you to LEAVE THE HOUSE to see their movie,” Cody recently tweeted about her directorial debut. “You can watch mine naked with a bag of Mint Milanos.”

Mark your calendars, Paradise premieres on DirecTV this Friday (August 9) and will be released in theaters on October 18. Check out the trailer for the flick below!

FYI: Julianne is wearing a Moschino dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Edie Parker clutch, and Sydney Evan jewelry. Diablo is wearing an Issa London dress.


Julianne Hough – ‘Paradise’ Trailer

10+ pictures inside of Julianne Hough attending the Paradise premiere…More Here! »

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Charlize Theron: 'Young Adult' Ensemble Award at Palm Springs

Charlize Theron is gorgeous in Lanvin on the red carpet at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday (January 7) in Palm Springs, Calif.

The 36-year-old actress and her Young Adult castmates accepted the Ensemble Award during the ceremony, which was presented by Olivia Wilde. Patton Oswalt and writer Diablo Cody joined Charlize onstage to pick up the prize.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Charlize Theron

In case you missed it, check out a new pic of Charlize as the Evil Queen in the highly anticipated flick Snow White and the Huntsman.

15+ pictures inside of Charlize Theron at the Palm Springs International Film FestivalMore Here! »

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