NEW YORK: Pop hotshot Madonna declared that she will coordinate a biopic about Michaela DePrince, a war vagrant from Sierra Leone who conquered overpowering chances to wind up a fruitful ballet dancer.
“Taking Off,” taken from the name of DePrince’s 2014 collection of memoirs, will be the melodic symbol’s third time as an element movie executive after “Rottenness and Wisdom” in 2008 and “W.E.” in 2011.
DePrince, relinquished by her uncle amid the West African country’s fierce common war, was ignored in a halfway house as she experienced the skin issue vitiligo.
In the wake of being embraced by an American family, she rose to wind up a ballet performer in the United States, South Africa and The Netherlands, where the 23-year-old is presently a soloist in the Dutch National Ballet.
“Michaela’s trip impacted me profoundly as both a craftsman and a lobbyist who comprehends difficulty,” Madonna said in an announcement.
“We have a special chance to reveal insight into Sierra Leone and let Michaela be the voice for all the stranded kids she grew up next to. I am regarded to breath life into her story.”
DePrince’s story prior was made into a narrative, “First Position.” She additionally showed up in “Lemonade,” Beyonce’s 2016 interwoven film and collection that dives into the experience of African American ladies.
Camilla Blackett, who has composed for sitcoms “Crisp Off the Boat” and “New Girl,” will adjust a screenplay for the film, which will be discharged by studio MGM.
The predicament of vagrants is of high repute to the core of Madonna who has received four youngsters from Malawi.
In 2008, she described and delivered “I Am Because We Are,” a narrative about Malawi’s vagrants who lost their folks to AIDS. – AFP