(NEW YORK) -- W.E., the new movie directed by Madonna, has secured a U.S. distribution deal. The Weinstein Company, which brought you such Oscar-winning hits as The King's Speech and Inglorious Basterds, will release the movie in America.
The romantic drama stars Abbie Cornish and James D'arcy, and juxtaposes a modern love story with the story of England's King Edward VIII and his wife, American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In the Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech, Edward VIII is the one who abdicates the throne, clearing the way for his stuttering brother, Albert, who became George VI.
In a statement, Madonna said, "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."
W.E. is the second movie Madonna's directed. The first, Filth & Wisdom, which she also co-wrote, came out in 2008 and received mostly negative reviews.
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