After directing Filth and Wisdom in 2008 and W.E. in 2011, Madonna announced today that she is set to direct MGM’s 'Taking Flight', a movie based on the children’s memoir by Michaela and Elaine DePrince.
Taking Flight follows DePrince’s life as an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone.
“Michaela’s journey resonated with me deeply as both an artist and an activist who understands adversity,” said Madonna. “We have a unique opportunity to shed light on a dire situation in 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.”
“We were immediately awestruck by Michaela’s journey and know Madonna’s vision and passion for the material will deliver a film that inspires audiences everywhere,” said Leslie Morgenstein, one of the movie producers, alongside Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, Ben Pugh and Guy Oseary.