Titled, like the memoir, Taking Flight, the film will follow Michaela's now-famous journey from an orphanage in war-torn Sierra Leone to the upper echelons of the ballet world. "Michaela's journey resonated with me deeply as both an artist and an activist who understands adversity," Madonna said in a statement. "We have a unique opportunity to shed light on Sierra Leone and let Michaela be the voice for all the orphaned children she grew up beside."
What can we say? Icons attract fellow icons. And lest you're wondering about the Material Girl's directorial skills, please note that she helmed 2008's Filth and Wisdom, co-directed 2011's W.E., and is currently working on a movie version of the book The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. We can't wait to see what she does with Michaela's incredible story.