June 15th, 2011
12:51 PM ET
Madonna's movie "W.E." is set to arrive in theaters stateside thanks to The Weinstein Co., which has acquired U.S. rights for the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Madge directed and co-wrote the feature, which balances the love life of a New Yorker named Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) with the love affair between American divorcee Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy), a romance with which Wally becomes enthralled.
Madonna's daughter Lourdes plays a younger version of Wally in her big screen acting debut.
As Madonna explains it, “W.E. is about the nature of true love, and the sacrifices and compromises that are often made," she said in a statement."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, who previously directed 2008's "Filth and Wisdom," “has really come into her own as a filmmaker with W.E.,” the co-chairman of the Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein said on Monday. “She’s taken one of the most famous romances of the 20th century and brought it to life in a smart, sexy and thoroughly modern way. It’s a terrific addition to our US release slate.”
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