GOLDEN GLOBE AND GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL ICON MADONNA TAKES FIRST POSITION TO DIRECT MICHAELA DEPRINCE’S MEMOIR ‘TAKING FLIGHT’ FOR MGM – press release

Los Angeles (March 13, 2018) – Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) announced today  Golden Globe and Grammy Award winning global icon Madonna (W.E.) 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, Motion Picture Group, MGM. Camilla…

Madonna Set to Direct Michaela DePrince Biopic ‘Taking Flight’

Madonna will direct the upcoming film Taking Flight about Michaela DePrince, the Sierra Leonean ballet star who also appeared in Beyoncé’s Lemonade. The new film will be adapted by Camilla Blackett from the memoir Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. RELATED Why Madonna’s Masterpiece ‘Erotica,’ Defiant ‘Sex’ Book Still Matter How the icon’s 1992 projects (her own ‘Lemonade’) tackled…