Madonna has lined up her second directing gig, after 2011’s W.E.—she’ll be helming an adaptation of Rebecca Walker’s 2013 novel Adé: A Love Story, according to Deadline. based on Walker’s own experience, the book details the romance between a young Swahili man, Adé, and a Kenyan college student, Farida. They hope to settle down together, but civil war and Farida’s contracting malaria threaten to tear them apart.
Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) has signed on as producer, but neither a screenwriter not cast have been chosen.
W.E., was a critical and commercial dud, but “Masterpiece,” a Madonna song off the film, did earn the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Speaking of Madonna music, the Matriarch of Pop confirmed she is working on a new album with Avicii, and teased a new song, “Rebel Heart,” on Instagram.