Madonna’s New Album Is Coming, But First She’s Going To Direct A Movie
While Madonna continues to tease fans with studio updates (see Instagram posts below), it looks like we might have to wait a while for new music. After all, the Queen of Pop just signed on to direct a movie called Taking Flight. It is based on the incredible life story of ballerina Michaela De Prince, who overcame extreme adversity in war-torn Sierra Leone to become an internationally renowned dancer. (You might recognize her from Beyonce’s Lemonade movie). Filming is expected to start soon.
“Michaela’s journey resonated with me deeply as both an artist and an activist who understands adversity,” Madonna says of her new role. “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.” Of course, this isn’t the “Living For Love” diva’s first foray behind the camera. She began her directorial career with the not-so-good Filth And Wisdom, but drew strong reviews for 2011’s W.E..
Let’s hope the pop icon can squeeze in some studio time while filming because it would really nice to hear something new before the end of the year.