Madonna's 'Swept Away' Hitting Theaters In October

Singer/actress also has cameo and song in Bond movie, will resume work on

Madonna will deliver her next project — a movie, not an album or a

baby, for those keeping score — on October 11, according to Sony

Pictures, distributors of "Swept Away."

The movie was directed by Guy Ritchie, who's both the Material Mom's husband

and the rough-and-tumble British filmmaker behind the nearly

incomprehensible yet well-received import hits "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and

Two Smoking Barrels." The film stars Madonna as a snobby socialite who is

shown the error of her ways by a handsome stranger (newcomer Adriano

Giannini) when the pair are marooned together on a small island.

It's the second time Madonna's worked with her current husband (Ritchie

helmed the controversial video for "What It Feels Like for a Girl") and the

second time she's made a film with a spouse. "Shanghai Surprise," the 1986

movie in which she co-starred with then-husband Sean Penn, like most of

Madonna's ventures into Hollywood, was a critical and commercial failure,

though she did win accolades 10 years later for her starring role in


At one point titled "Love, Sex, Drugs and Death," "Swept Away" was shot in

Malta and various Mediterranean locations late last year. It's based on the

1974 Italian film "Travolti da un Insolito Destino Nell'Azzurro Mare

D'Agosto." In addition to Madonna and Giannini, "Swept Away" also stars

Bruce Greenwood ("Thirteen Days").

Meanwhile, Madonna has a cameo in a much larger project, "Die Another Day,"

the latest James Bond flick, starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry. She'll

show up briefly as a fencing instructor when the movie hits theaters this


Madonna also recorded the title track for the "Die Another Day" soundtrack,

following in the footsteps of such other Bond film contributors as Duran

Duran and A-Ha. The single will be released at the end of October.

She'll soon return to London to continue working on her new album, which she

began recording during the spring, according to her Warner Bros.

spokesperson. Madonna's still-untitled forthcoming disc is being produced by

Mirwais, who also handled 2000's Music.