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Madonna Attached To Direct Interracial Romance 'Ade: A Love Story'

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On the heels of 2011's W.E., Madonna is about to sit in the director's chair once again as she takes on a film adaptation of Rebecca Walker's novel, Ade: A Love Story.

According to The Hollywood Reporter

In her debut novel, published October 2013, Walker creates a narrator similar to herself (the mother is Christian while the father is Jewish). The story centers on a 19-year-old American student traveling with a feminist companion in Africa who falls in love with a young Muslim man on an island off the coast of Kenya. Their hastily made plans to marry, however, get blown away by cultural and political forces.

Although very much a love story, many of the themes and subjects in Ade are those Madonna has touched upon in envelope-pushing ways at the height of her music career. Sex, religion, race, lesbianism all figure into the story one way or another. Already a fan of the book, Madonna also provided a blurb that appeared in promotional materials.

Madonna and the producers are currently seeking a screenwriter to adapt the novel for the screen.

Excited to see Madge taking control behind the camera again, Instincters?

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WE was beautifully filmed, but the story was a bit boring. If this story is better, she may finally get some credit for her attempt at the directors chair. Practice makes perfect. She didn't become the Queen of Pop over night either. Let's give our girl a chance. Go for it Madonna !!

when will she learn she is a mediocre singer and an ever worse actress and director.

Luv Madonna! Thought she always strong the right balance with beauty and physical fitness. But is it me, that only thinks her face looks "filled"? Either way, glad she's still involved in pressing issues.

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