The film about the life of The National Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince get a remarkable director. Madonna will be the regietaken.
Michaela was born in Sierra Leone and at the age of four was adopted by American parents. She wrote with her mother, a biography about her early years in war-torn African nation, her later childhood in which they are on a balletcarrière founded and about the skin disease vitiligo which she suffers from. The book Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina came out in 2014. Michaela dances since 2013 for The National Ballet in Amsterdam.
“Michaela’s life story spoke to me, both as an artist, but also as an activist who setbacks it has faced,” said Madonna in a press statement. “This is a unique opportunity to address the situation in Sierra Leona to discuss and Michaela the voices of all the orphans, where she grew up.”
It is the third time that Madonna is a film director, after Filth and Wisdom (2008) and W. E. from 2011. In 2008 he wrote and produced, they also documentary I Am Because We Are, on the million aids orphans in Malawi, the African country where four of her six children from his.