Madonna to Direct Michaela DePrince’s Memoir Taking Flight

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Madonna to Direct Michaela DePrince's Memoir Taking Flight

Madonna to direct Michaela DePrince’s narrative Taking Flight

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) revealed today that Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning worldwide icon Madonna is set to direct Taking Flight, based upon Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince’s Random House Children’s narrative Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina The statement was made by Jonathan Glickman, President of Motion Picture Group at MGM.

Camilla Blackett ( Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl) will adjust the movie script for Taking Flight, which follows DePrince’s life as an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone as she conquers terrific chances to end up being a world well-known ballerina. DePrince was included in the 2012 ballet documentary First Position and later on debuted as an expert dancer at the age of 17 in the Joburg Ballet in South Africa. She appeared in Beyonce’s 2016 cultural phenomenon “Lemonade” and is presently a musician at the Dutch National Ballet.

Madonna made her directing launching on 2008’s Filth and Wisdom, a funny fixated 3 flatmates living desperate lives in London which she co-wrote with Dan Cadan. She likewise directed and co-wrote 2011’s W.E. together with Alek Keshishian. The drama narrated the relationship in between British King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Her approaching tasks consist of directing a movie and co-writing adjustment of Andrew Sean Greer’s unique, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells Tentatively entitled Loved, the movie represents the lead character’s relationship with her gay twin sibling. She composed and produced I Am Because We Are, a documentary checking out the lives of Malawi’s over one million orphans in the wake of the AIDS pandemic.

A master of expert and individual reinvention, Madonna is the highest-selling female recording artist of perpetuity. She has actually offered more than 300 million albums around the world and has actually won over 200 awards, consisting of 7 Grammy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, and 2 Brit Awards.

Glickman stated: “We could not be more thrilled that Madonna will bring this remarkable story to the big screen. There is no director better suited to tell Michaela’s journey with passion and sensitivity, and we cannot wait to bring this film to audiences all around the world.”

Madonna likewise discussed the job, stating, “Michaela’s journey resonated with me deeply as both an artist and an activist who understands adversity. We have a unique opportunity to shed light on Sierra Leone and let Michaela be the voice for all the orphaned children she grew up beside. I am honored to bring her story to life.”

Alloy Entertainment’s Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton will produce together with Ben Pugh and Guy Oseary. Glickman and Tabitha Shick, MGM’s Executive Director of Worldwide Motion Pictures, are managing the job on behalf of the studio.

“We were immediately awestruck by Michaela’s journey and know Madonna’s vision and passion for the material will deliver a film that inspires audiences everywhere,” stated Les Morgenstein.

A production start date has actually not yet been revealed.

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