We are VERY excited to report that Madonna's U.S. directorial debut W.E. has been picked up by The Weinstein Company for domestic distribution.
As a reminder, the film's story is about "a modern-day New Yorker obsessed with the royal love story between Britain’s King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson."
The film was directed/co-written by Madge, and it stars Limitless' Abbie Cornish, Secret Diary of a Call Girl's James D'Arcy, and Never Let Me Go's Andrea Riseborough.
Here's what Madonna had to say about the distribution deal:
"W.E. is about the nature of true love, and the sacrifices and compromises that are often made. I've wanted to tell this story for a very long time, and bringing it to life has been a great adventure for me. I'm looking forward to working with Harvey and The Weinstein Company on this film."
Congratulations, Madge! As we've said before, we cannot wait to see this!
Are U pumped to hear that Madonna's W.E. is getting a U.S. release? Will U check it out when it hits theaters?
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Tags: abbie cornish, andrea riseborough, britain, directorial debut, james darcy, king edward viii, madge, the weinstein company, twc, us distribution, wallis simpson