Madonna and the world of film haven’t exactly had an easy relationship. While she seems to love cinema, she’s been derided for her acting (particularly for 2002’s Swept Away, directed by then hubby Guy Ritchie) and as a director (her royal drama W.E. has a 13% rating on RottenTomatoes). However, she doesn’t give up and to be fair she’s shown more promise as a director than an actress.
Now she’s planning to get back behind the camera for Taking Flight, according to Variety. The film will be based on Michaela and Elaine DePrince’s memoir, Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. As the title suggests it’s about Michaela, who was orphaned in her native Sierra Leone, but was brought to the US and adopted. She fell in love with dance and is now a professional ballerina for the Dutch National Ballet. DePrince was also seen in Beyonce’s Lemonade video.
Madonna comments, “Michaela’s journey resonated with me deeply as both an artist and an activist who understands adversity. We have a unique opportunity to shed light on Sierra Leone and let Michaela be the voice for all the orphaned children she grew up beside. I am honored to bring her story to life.”
It’s not known when we might get to see the film.