Madonna to Direct International Romance Ade

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Filmmaker Madonna attends the "W.E." premiere during the 55th BFI London Film Festival at Empire Leicester Square on October 23, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images For The BFI)

Madonna will straddle the director's chair once again with Ade, a sweeping romance based on the semi-autobiographical novel Ade: A Love Story by Rebecca Walker, daughter of Alice Walker, which follows the complicated romance between a young biracial American woman and a Muslim man she meets in Kenya. Ade will be both Madonna's follow-up to 2011's W.E. and her second gig directing a romance, and will undoubtedly serve as a showcase for her trademark emotional subtlety and racial sensitivity.