View Full Version : Madonna directing/writing movie, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) to star

Feb 18th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Pop diva Madonna plans to head behind the camera again to direct "W.E.," the film is about King Edward VIII, the British royal who abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee.

Madonna is writing the script with Alex Keshishian, who directed Madonna's tour documentary, Truth or Dare, and the late Brittany Murphy in Love and Other Disasters.

The producers behind the upcoming flick are responsible for the likes of The Madness of King George, The Young Victoria and Shakespeare in Love.

The singer's directorial debut was an indie comedy she also wrote, Filth and Wisdom, which made the film festival circuit in 2008 and got a limited run.

Though Hollywood trade Variety reports the film is a biopic, unless something's changed, according to the Internet Movie Data Base, the W.E. story is a romantic comedy looking at the life and loves of a woman named Wally Winthrop.

Film blog, Cinematical.com, confirms this story, claiming the synopsis contains fantasy and flashback scenes in which Wally marries a pediatrician and then falls for a security guard. Perhaps the film is a highly interpretative version of the marriage between the British and American Duke and Duchess of Windsor. But it seems a more likely scenario for Madonna than a historical chronicle.

Oscar nominated, Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) will play the role of Wally or Wallis. Madonna is also in talks to sign up David Tennant(Doctor Who). :eek:

Feb 18th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Madonna wants to sign up David Tennant for her new film.

The 51-year-old is directing and writing ‘W.E’ - which will tell the story of the relationship between Britain’s King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson - and is hoping the former ‘Doctor Who’ actor will take on the role of the monarch, who sensationally abdicated the British throne to live with the American divorcee in 1936.

A source said: “Madonna’s interest in directing a drama was first revealed a year ago.

“She put it on hold while going through her divorce but is really keen to get into directing again and has her eye on David, having loved his work on ‘Doctor Who’.”

Madonna, 51, was originally planning to play the part of Wallis, but has since reconsidered and is in talks with Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga.

Madonna’s only other directing credit is 2008’s ‘Filth and Wisdom’, which starred Richard E. Grant and Eugene Hutz, although she has served as a writer on documentary ‘I Am Because We Are’.

The ‘Hung Up’ singer’s own acting career has been wildly inconsistent with panned performances in a host of movies, including ‘Swept Away’ and ‘Body of Evidence’, but critically acclaimed appearances in musical ‘Evita’ and ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’

‘W.E’ is still in pre-production and has a preliminary release date of 2011.

Another Madonna movie, God help us all. :lol:

Feb 18th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Run, David, run!

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 18th, 2010, 02:44 PM

Feb 18th, 2010, 02:45 PM
Sounds disasterrific. The first part of that word being key.

Feb 18th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Damn. Wallis Simpson's story is actually interesting; wish someone other than Madonna was behind it! :o

Andrew Laeddis
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:40 PM
It can't be worse than Swept Away.

Feb 18th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Madonna is gonna try again? Her last play/movie was barely okay :(

Feb 18th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Madonna and movies do not go well together. Her ego is much too big.

Feb 18th, 2010, 08:16 PM
something else for her to ruin :tape: :o

Feb 18th, 2010, 09:39 PM
God help us all!:tape:

Feb 18th, 2010, 09:54 PM
Madonna and movies do not go well together. Her ego is much too big.

Her ego is understandable. Everyone in her shoes is even worse than her.

Feb 18th, 2010, 10:04 PM
She could call it: 'Desperately Seeking Attention'

Feb 19th, 2010, 12:56 AM
Run, David, run!


Madonna directing and writing a movie.:eek: I think I want to see that movie, when it comes out. If its good I give her credits for it..:lol: