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Madonna to direct ballerina drama 'Taking Flight'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Pop star is set to direct the MGM drama "Taking Flight," based on the life of ballerina

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 to a world-renowned ballerina.

The will direct from a screenplay by Camilla Blackett, reported Weekly.

"Michaela's journey resonated with me deeply as both an artistE and an activist who understands adversity. We have a unique opportunity to shed light on and let Michaela be the voice for all the orphaned children she grew up beside. I am honored to bring her story to life," said.

Alloy Entertainment's and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton will produce alongside and

made her feature directing debut on the 2008 British comedy "" She also helmed and co-wrote 2011's "W.E.", which chronicled the relationship between and American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

Her upcoming projects also include co-writing and directing a film adaptation of Andrew Sean Greer's novel "The Impossible Lives of

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 12:10 IST