The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her husband, Guy Ritchie, will open Oct. 11 in U.S. theaters. The movie was initially titled "Love, Sex, Drugs, and Death," and is based on the

The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her husband, Guy Ritchie, will open Oct. 11 in U.S. theaters. The movie was initially titled "Love, Sex, Drugs, and Death," and is based on the 1974 Italian film "Travolti da un Insolito Destino Nell'Azzurro Mare D'Agosto." Adriano Giannini and Bruce Greenwood also star. In the film, Madonna plays a socialite stranded on an island with a handsome, Communist sailor (Giannini).

As previously reported, Madonna has penned the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film "Die Another Day," which opens in November. The artist makes a cameo in the film as a fencing instructor, contrary to initial assertions that she would not appear on-screen.

Madonna is also expected to appear in director Peter Greenaway's next film, "The Tulse Luper Suitcases," which features Blondie's Debbie Harry, Vincent Gallo, Don Johnson, and Isabella Rossellini, among others. The film is due out sometime next year.

The artist has begun work on her next Maverick studio album with assistance from producer Mirwais, who was behind the boards for 2000's "Music."

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