Madonna to direct ballerina biopic Taking Flight

Madonna is bringing the life of a fellow trailblazer to the big screen.

MGM announced Tuesday that the queen of pop will direct the upcoming film Taking Flight, a biographical drama based on the life of Sierra Leonean ballerina Michaela DePrince.

Before appearing in the “Hope” section of Beyoncé’s Lemonade project on HBO, DePrince rose to prominence at the center of the 2012 documentary First Position, which followed the young ballet dancer as she prepared for the Youth America Grand Prix in New York City. She was born in war-torn Sierra Leone, where her father...

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By: Entertainment Weekly - Tuesday, 13 March

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