Madonna Gets Back Behind the Camera to Adapt 'Adé: A Love Story'
Three years ago, chart-topping pop singer Madonna tried her hand at directing the scarcely seen romance W.E., and now she's interested in a different kind of love story. Deadline reports the singular named Grammy winner will direct an adaptation of Adé: A Love Story, based on Rebecca Walker's novel of the same name. This love story is a contemporary tale, following a college student who falls in love with a Swahili man on an island off the coast of Kenya. But their plans to marry and live a life in paradise are thrown into upheaval when a civil war in the area threatens to tear apart their love and lives. More below!
This sounds like a varied version of Angelina Jolie's war-torn romance In the Land of Blood and Honey, but Madonna apparently has a fondness for troubled love stories. This project has Bruce Cohen, one of the Best Picture winners behind American Beauty, producing the film. More recently Cohen produced Milk and Silver Linings Playbook, which both received their fair share of awards acclaim, so hopefully he can round up some prime talent for Madonna to direct. But first, a writer still needs to be found to adapt the book.