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Little Sparrow was the working title for a planned American biographical drama film based on the life and career of American entertainer Madonna.


In a press release, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairwoman Donna Langley stated that the film will focus on Madonna's music career as well as the "broader, unvarnished story" of her life.


In 2016, filmmaker Elyse Hollander's Blonde Ambition script for a biopic centered on Madonna's early career was the highest-voted project on that year's Black List ranking of the best unproduced Hollywood screenplays. Universal Pictures acquired rights to Hollander's screenplay in April 2017, with Brett Ratner, Michael De Luca, and John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions attached as producers. Later that month, most of them expressed disapproval over Universal's handling of the project in an Instagram post, stating “only I can tell my story. 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.”

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Madonna opted to instead focus on the Celebration Tour, her upcoming world tour.


  • The film was forever shelved.