The Weinstein Company To Distribute Madonna's W.E.

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-06-13 14:48:13discussion comments
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She may be one of the biggest recording artists of all time, but Madonna has quite the hit-or-miss record when it comes to the movie industry. As an actress she has some pretty interesting titles on her record, including A League of Their Own and Dick Tracy, but she also has disasters like The Next Best Thing and Swept Away listed on her filmography. Lord only knows what that means for her newest writing/directing gig, W.E., but now the Weinstein Company is going to help us find out.

According to a press release, the Harvey and Bob-owned production company has attained the U.S. distribution rights for W.E., which stars Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac, James DíArcy and Andrea Riseborough. A two tiered story described as a romantic drama, the film establishes parallel storylines between King Edward VIII's relationship with American divorcee Wallis Simpson and a modern love story between a married woman and a security guard. Though there is no official release date set just yet, the movie will be coming out this year. Said Madonna about the deal,
"W.E. is about the nature of true love, and the sacrifices and compromises that are often made. Iíve wanted to tell this story for a very long time, and bringing it to life has been a great adventure for me. Iím looking forward to working with Harvey and The Weinstein Company on this film."
It's funny that the Weinsteins would be the ones to handle this their biggest film from last year, The King's Speech, also dealt with King Edward and Miss Simpson. Reading Madonna's quote it seems like they are going a completely different direction with that relationship, however, as The King's Speech kind of made Edward look like a selfish jerk who put his own wants in front of the countries. I also have to wonder if Madonna will explore the whole "pro-Nazi" thing. Something tells me she won't.
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