‘Adé: A Love Story’ Finds Its Writer
In an exclusive story today The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news that Dianne Houston has signed onto adapt Rebecca Walker’s “Adé: A Love Story” for the big screen.
In May this year the Reporter’s first article attached the name of Madonna as the director for an adaptation of the debut novel by Rebecca Walker, the daughter of “The Color Purple” author Alice Walker and civil rights lawyer Mel Leventhaldates – click here to check our story.
In her debut novel, published October 2013, Walker creates a story centered on a 19-year-old American student traveling with a feminist companion in Africa who falls in love with a young Muslim man on an island off the coast of Kenya. Their hastily made plans to marry, however, get blown away by cultural and political forces.
Back in May it was reported that CAA was arranging financing while Madonna and the producers were reportedly on the hunt for a screenwriter to adapt the book. And the news is in today that they find the right writer in African-American film director, producer and screenwriter Dianne Houston, an Academy Award nominee for Best Live Action Short Film in 1995, who also wrote “Take the Lead”, the 2006 movie starring Antonio Banderas and who is also working on a bipic based on the life of rapper Missy Elliot.