Julia Garner has been offered the lead role in the Madonna biopic.
After a long and gruelling audition process, which included intense choreography sessions with Madonna herself, Garner has been formally offered the role of the pop superstar.
The two-time Emmy winner, best known to audiences for her role as Ruth Langmore on Netflix hit 'Ozark', has seen off Florence Pugh and Odessa Young for the highly-coveted role.
Per Variety, which broke the story, the audition process was reportedly grueling, as the music-heavy production requires a skilled singer and dancer.
Back in March, we reported that choreography sessions ran for as long as 11 hours with Madonna's choreographer.
The audition process also involved singing and reading sessions with the pop icon.
Singers Bebe Rexha and Sky Ferreira auditioned for the role, as did 'Euphoria' stars Sydney Sweeney and Alexia Demie.
Madonna will direct the story of her life, with the star taking matters into her own hands after years of failed attempts to bring her story to the big screen.
Madonna told Jimmy Fallon in 2016 “The reason I’m doing it is because a bunch of people have tried to write movies about me, but they’re always men."
"I read that Universal was doing a script. Like they sent me the script because they wanted my blessing, and I read it,” she said.
“It was the most hideous, superficial crap I’ve ever read.”
After the film was announced, Madonna said she hoped 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.”
Hollywood super-producer Amy Pascal, Oscar-nominated for the likes of 'Little Women', and producer behind the Tom Holland 'Spider-Man' films will serve as producer on the film, with Oscar-winning 'Juno' screenwriter Diablo Cody helping write the script alongside Madonna.
No release date for the film as of yet, but with 'Elvis' tipped to be a box office hit this summer, we can expect the project to pick up steam quickly.