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
Madonna Directing Her 3rd Movie
Madonna arrives at the opening of Toronto's Hard Candy Fitness, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 , 2014.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

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. (More Madonna stories.)

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