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Get Ready, Madonna Lines Up New Directorial Project 'Adé'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 25, 2014 1:34 PM
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The directorial career of Madonna Louise Ciccone, aka Madonna, hasn't lacked on ambition. She made her debut on the grimy "Filth & Wisdom" before doing a 180 and helming the period romance "W.E." Unfortunately, neither effort particularly tracked well with audiences or critics, but that won't stop Madge. She's preparing to get behind the camera, and frankly, it's a welcome career move if only to keep her from posting more selfies to Instagram.

Anyway, THR reports that Madonna is slated to direct an adaptation of "Adé," the debut novel by Rebecca Walker, the daughter of famed author Alice Walker. And you might not be shocked to learn that this one features sex, religion, feminism, lesbianism and more in the mix of themes, so it's right up Madonna's alley of hot button topics she tends to gravitate towards. Here's the Amazon synopsis: 

When Farida, a sophisticated college student, falls in love with Adé, a young Swahili man living on an idyllic island off the coast of Kenya, the two plan to marry and envision a simple life together—free of worldly possessions and concerns. But when Farida contracts malaria and finds herself caught in the middle of a civil war, reality crashes in around them. The lovers’ solitude is interrupted by a world in the throes of massive upheaval that threatens to tear them apart, along with all they cherish.

Love in a dangerous time, it seems. But lest you fear another Madonna movie violating your eyeballs, this one is still a bit of a ways off, with a screenwriter currently being sought. Until then, it's back to the Instagram selfies, we guess.


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5 Comments

  • Freckye | March 25, 2014 2:59 PMReply

    The story seems really interesting. Honestly, W.E. got a lot of unnecessary hate. It was a solid film, Andrea Riseborough was great in it. Let's see how this one goes.

  • James | March 25, 2014 5:13 PM

    Andrea Riseborough is brilliant and would be great in anything, but the film was a disjointed ripoff of the style of the superior A Single Man and had the depth of a two-hour perfume commercial.

  • Joao | March 25, 2014 2:55 PMReply

    I loved 'W. E.' and I thought it was only hated by critics because they knew she was behind the camera.

  • James | March 25, 2014 5:15 PM

    I think that's an easy way to dismiss the scathing reviews. I went into it as a fan of Andrea Riseborough, interested in that period, wanting to like it, with no interest in Madonna or her having directed it, and I thought it was atrocious.

  • Man | March 25, 2014 2:38 PMReply

    Perhaps it would make more sense if she used that money and served as a producer and gave it to a filmmaker who really deserves a chance in filmmaking. Who knows she could be at the oscars and be a legitimate producer than wasting talent and money on her empty film efforts.

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