Madonna will go back behind the camera for a third time to direct the movie version of Rebecca Walker’s book, Ade: A Love Story.
The book is about the relationship between a young Swahili man and an American college student as they travel across Africa. It was published last October by Little A/New Harvest. Walker is the daughter of Alice Walker (The Color Purple).
Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook, American Beauty) is set to produce.
Madonna previously directed two movies, neither of which have been successful financially. Filth and Wisdom (2008) had an estimated budget of $5.5 million but grossed less than $25,000 in the U.S. 2011′s W.E. cost about $15 million to make with U.S. grosses of just under $600,000.