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Madonna to direct Adé: A Love Story

26 March 2014

Madge back behind the camera

Madonna is hoping to put previous form behind her when she directs the romantic drama Adé: A Love Story.

The story chronicles the life of Rebecca Walker, a biracial college student whose romance with a young Swahili man, Adé, near Kenya is interrupted by civil war.

Madonna last directed the critically-reviled W.E. in 2011, the story of King Edward VIII and his notorious romance with the American divorcée Wallis Simpson as well as the little-seen comedy drama Filth and Wisdom.

Walker will produce Adé, along with Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook) and Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Cohen Productions’ director of development.

Walker, the daughter of acclaimed The Color Purple novelist Alice Walker, has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 50 future leaders of America.