Madonna to Direct Ballerina Drama 'Taking Flight'
Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.
By Dave McNary
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Madonna will direct the MGM drama "Taking Flight," based on the life of ballerina Michaela De Prince.
The studio has been developing "Taking Flight" since 2015, when it first bought rights to Michaela and Elaine DePrince's memoir, "Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina." The book follows Michaela DePrince's life from an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to a world-renowned ballerina.
"Michaela's journey resonated with me deeply as both an ...