Madonna going back to directing with Vera Farmiga in W.E.

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Writing this news reminds me that I never sat down to watch Madonna’s directorial debut FILTH AND WISDOM.  I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, so I need to watch it to see if she’s going to be able to handle her next film, W.E.  W.E. tells the story of King Edward and Wallis Simpson.  I’m not completely well versed in the British monarchy, but supposedly there was a lot of drama when Edward married Simpson, who was a divorcee.

Vera Farmiga is in talks to play Simpson, but no word on who will be playing King Edward.  This sounds like a difficult film to write and direct (Madonna is co-writing with Alex Keshishian) because audiences are going to have to buy into their love and not end up hating them.  Yeah, it’s a bummer Edward gave up the throne, but he still lived a life of luxury and leisure, so it’s hard to feel too sorry for him.


Source: Variety

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