“If you want something done right, do it yourself” seems to be the go here, with Madonna set to co-write and direct the story of her life.

She’s teaming with Juno writer Diablo Cody for the look back at her life and music career.

Rather than playing herself, Madonna will lead a search for a young actress to embody her in the film.

Madonna has intimated that the film just may be called Live to Tell, after her hit of the same name, which certainly works for us.

“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 says. “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.”

Madonna at JB Hi-Fi.