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Madonna to direct indie film ‘Ade: A Love Story’

Singer Madonna attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Music is not the only thing Madonna is focusing on. According to the Hollywood Reporter on March 25, the pop diva is set to direct “Ade: A Love Story.”

Madonna, who last directed the 2011 film “W.E.”, will be directing another romance. “Ade: A Love Story” is an interracial romance adapted from the debut novel by Rebecca Walker. Joining Madonna behind the scenes of the film will be Bruce Cohen, Walker and Jessica Leventhal who will all be producing the indie film.

Walker is the daughter of “The Color Purple” author Alice Walker and civil rights lawyer Mel Leventhal. Growing up interracial, Walker’s debut novel is about a central character similar to herself who falls in love with a young Muslim man off the coast of Kenya. The couple will have to battle both cultural and political forces as their romance blossoms into potential marriage.

The romantic climax of the film is something Madonna has experience with, but other themes within the film like sex, religion, race and lesbianism are subjects Madonna has touched upon in her music videos. As fans know, Madonna does not hold back when it comes to pushing the envelope.

CAA will finance the film. Madonna, who is also a big fan of the book, is currently on a search for a screenwriter to adapt the book. Along with “W.E”, Madonna also directed the 2008 film “Filth and Wisdom.”

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