Madonna to co-write and direct a movie about her life and music

Madonna in a photograph from her Instagram page.
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LOS ANGELES - Pop music superstar Madonna will direct and co-write a movie about her life for Comcast's Universal Pictures, the studio said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 15).

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 wrote and directed 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."