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Release Date: TBA
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance
Production Phase: Script Stage
Who's Making It: Madonna (Director), Alex Keshishian (Screenwriter), David Parfitt (Producer), Colin Vaines (Producer),
Premise: The story of how King Edward VIII relenquished the throne of England to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American.... More »
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Pop singer and material girl Madonna is developing her second film as a director. W.E. will tell the story of how in 1936 King Edward VIII gave up the British throne to wed Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée, throwing the monarchy and the British empire into a near constitutional crisis. The screenplay for the film is being written by Alex Keshishian, the man who directed Madonna in the 1991 biopic Truth or Dare.
Variety states that Vera Farminga (Up in the Air) is reportedly interested in playing Simpson.
Madonna's first film as a director was 2008's Filth and Wisdom.- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (1)