Los Angeles, March 26: Pop icon Madonna is set to direct the big screen adaptation of Rebecca Walker's debut novel "Ade: A Love Story".
The "Like A Virgin" hitmaker, who made her directorial debut with 2008 film "Filth And Wisdom", will team up with the "Silver Linings Playbook" producer Bruce Cohen for the new project.
Walker confirmed that Madonna is on board for the project, reports contactmusic.com.
"Madonna to direct interracial romance 'Ade: A Love Story'," Walker posted on Twitter.
The story is based on the author's own experience.
It unfolds the story of a college student, Farida, travelling with a female counterpart through Africa. Farida falls in love with a young man who lives on an island off the coast of Kenya, but as they plan to marry, political and cultural forces act as obstacles and they find themselves caught in the middle of a civil war.