Before she was Madonna, she was the drummer and singer in a band called The Breakfast Club. For the first time ever, a full-length docudrama is being released about Madonna’s time in the wave synth pop band, well before she became the world-renown icon she is today.
In honor of the Queen of Pop’s 60th birthday, the creators of Madonna and the Breakfast Club released a trailer for the upcoming film, set to be released sometime before the year is up.
Written and directed by Guy Guido, the film is set in the late ’70s and early ’80s, when Madonna was dating Dan Gilroy, the lead singer of the band.
Two years ago, Gilroy gave over hours of private videos, audio tapes, and love letters Madonna wrote to him.
“Through first hand accounts of some of her closest friends and bandmates at the time… this film explores the historical time in entertainment history where Madonna began her pursuit of a career in music,” the description reads.
The film will also delve into Madonna’s move to NYC in 1978, with nothing but $35 in her pocket, and her time spent taking dance classes at the famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Jamie Auld will play the young Madonna in the film, reenacting the band’s performances and personal drama.