By Courtney E. Smith
The story’s plot sounds like it’s in the wheelhouse of Madonna’s own experience, or at least relatable. Walker’s novel follows a female protagonist who falls in love with a Swahili man who lives off the coast of Kenya. Their romance, marked by different religious and cultural views, is more profoundly interrupted by a civil war. A screenwriter has not yet been brought on to the project, but Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook) has come on board to produce.
Madge previously helmed and co-wrote the period piece W.E., which explored the relationship between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne to be with her.