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