TWC picks up Madonna’s W.E.


The Weinstein Co. has acquired U.S. rights to “W.E.”, the new feature film directed by Madonna.

Written by Madonna and Alek Keshishian, the film stars Andrea Riseborough as the American divorcee Wallis Simpson for whom King Edward VIII, played by James D’Arcy, gave up his throne. The movie juxtaposes their love story with that of a contemporary couple, with Abbie Cornish as a New York who becomes obsessed with the royal love affair.

The original score, composed and orchestrated by Abel Korzeniowski (“A Single Man”), was recorded in Abbey Road Studios in London.

“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,” Madonna said.

Early Reactions to W.E.


It’s a smart and thoughtful and incredibly stylish. A performance by Andrea Riseborough that’s Oscar worthy. I don’t know how the f— she [Madonna] did it.

Showbiz 411

June 2011