The Material Girl is stepping behind the camera again.
It’s been six years since her last directorial effort, W.E., but Madonna spoke about her next film project in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
Her new movie is Loved, an adaptation of Andrew Sean Greer’s 2014 novel, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.
“[Loved] touches on a lot of really important topics I’ve always been invested in or championed—fighting for women’s rights, gay rights, civil rights, always fighting for the underdog,” Madonna told Roxane Gay in the interview. “Why does this book appeal to me? Why did I want to adapt it into a screenplay? Because it touches me on so many levels and it deals with so many important topics. Right now, more than ever, it’s an extremely timely story to tell.”
Not only will Madonna be directing, she also co-wrote the screenplay which follows the title character who undergoes electroshock therapy and finds herself living different past lives during the treatment. The novel also focuses on Greta’s relationship with her gay twin brother, Felix, in those different lives.
There is currently no release date or even details about when the film will start shooting—but a new movie from Madonna is always something to keep an eye out for.
Below, read a synopsis of The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.
After the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock therapy. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present. Whisked from the gas-lit streets and horse-drawn carriages of the West Village to a martini-fueled lunch at the Oak Room, in these other worlds, Greta finds her brother alive and well—though fearfully masking his true personality. And her former lover is now her devoted husband…but will he be unfaithful to her in this life as well? Greta Wells is fascinated by her alter egos: in 1941, she is a devoted mother; in 1918, she is a bohemian adulteress.