Julia Garner favourite to play Madonna in a biopic

Actor Julia Garner, best known for her breakout roles in 'Ozark' and 'Inventing Anna',

has reportedly been offered the role of Madonna in an upcoming biopic on the pop icon.

Garner has emerged the favourite from over a dozen candidates for the role

that will be helmed by Madonna herself, reports said quoting an insider.

Garner's team is considering and expected to accept the offer, the reports said.

The biopic will follow the early days of Madonna's eventful life.

Other actors in contention for the role include Florence Pugh, Alexa

Demie, and Odessa Young. Singers including Bebe Rexha and Sky Ferreira have also been floated.

Through the film, Madonna hopes to "convey the incredible journey that life"