Madonna Directing Her 3rd Movie 'Ade: A Love Story' is an adaptation of a novel By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 26, 2014 10:03 AM CDT 17 comments Comments Madonna arrives at the opening of Toronto's Hard Candy Fitness, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 , 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young) (Newser) – Madonna will direct her third film, an adaptation of a novel by the daughter of The Color Purple author Alice Walker. Ade: A Love Story, Rebecca Walker's first novel, is about a 19-year-old US student who travels to Africa and falls in love with a Muslim man, according to the Hollywood Reporter; Madonna is a fan of the book. The narrator is similar to Walker herself, having a Christian mother and a Jewish father; Walker's father is civil rights lawyer Mel Leventhal. Madonna previously directed W.E. in 2011 and Filth and Wisdom in 2008.