• Madonna to Direct Michaela DePrince's Memoir Taking Flight

    9 monthes ago - By Coming Soon

    Madonna to direct Michaela DePrince's memoir Taking Flight
    Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures announced today that Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning global icon Madonna is set to direct Taking Flight , based on Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince's Random House Children's memoir Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. The announcement was made by Jonathan Glickman, President of Motion Picture Group at MGM.
    Camilla Blackett will adapt the screenplay for Taking Flight , which follows DePrince's life as an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone as she overcomes great odds to become a world...
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  • Madonna Set to Direct Ballerina Film ‘Taking Flight'

    Madonna Set to Direct Ballerina Film ‘Taking Flight'

    9 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Madonna has signed on to direct the MGM drama “Taking Flight,” based on the memoir of the same name by famed ballerina Michaela DePrince, the studio announced Tuesday.
    Co-written with DePrince's adopted mother, Elaine DePrince, “Taking Flight” follows DePrince's life starting as an orphan in one of the poorest countries in the world, Sierra Leone.
    But her life is changed when she is adopted by the DePrinces and moves to New Jersey, later becoming inspired to enter the world of ballet.
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  • Madonna To Direct MGM's True Tale ‘Taking Flight' About Sierra Leone Orphan-Turned-Ballerina Michaela DePrince

    9 monthes ago - By Deadline

    MGM has set Madonna to direct Taking Flight , a feature film based on the true story of Michaela DePrince , who grew up an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone but rose to become a world-renowned ballerina. Camilla Blackett ( Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl, The Newsroom ) will adapt the script from DePrince and her mother Elaine DePrince's 2014 memoir Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina .
    Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton will produce...
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