Madonna’s been unusually quiet lately, but with very good reason. She’s been hard at work directing a feature film that she co-wrote with Alek Keshishian, co-produced with Kris Thykier. Executive produced by Scott Franklin (Black Swan), W.E. tells the story of the marriage of Britain’s King Edward VIII to American Wallis Simpson and how that relationship effects the marriage of an unhappy woman living in America 60 years later. The film has been picked up by The Weinstein Company for distribution.
Harvey Weinstein, chairman of TWC says, “Madonna beautifully interweaves past and present in ‘W.E.’ It’s a very smart film, and a stunning feature directorial debut,” said Weinstein. “I’m incredibly excited about this movie and I wanted to give it a prominent release date.” That release date is December 9, 2011 for New York and Los Angeles, expanding markets weekly with a wide release in January 2012.