NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Madonna speaks on stage at the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event on December 9, 2016 in New York City.

Madonna is obviously a legendary performer and has navigated entertainment both as a musical performer and as an actress pretty seamlessly. Her film directing, however (the poorly-reviewed W.E., and did you even ever see her feature debut, Filth and Wisdom?), leaves something to be desired. Regardless, she’s decided to give directing another go in order to bring the life of a truly compelling subject to the big screen.

Madonna will be directing the story of Michaela DePrince, who rose from a tumultuous childhood as an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to become a world-renowned ballerina. Madonna will be working from a script written by Camilla Blackett (Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl), who adapted DePrince’s bestselling memoir, Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.

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It’s easy to see why anyone would think DePrince’s life would make an amazing film. Check out the official synopsis for the memoir:

Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en …read more

Source:: Tthe Mary – Movies-and-TV


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