Weinstein grabs rights to Madonna movie
June 15th, 2011
12:51 PM ET

Weinstein grabs rights to Madonna movie

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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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. the dook

    mmmmmm. . . . .i cant think of anything right now. im a dim bulb.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. doo doo talk

    It's funny for like 5 minutes. You need to get your trolling down, variety baby! Need more lines than doo doo talk. Find something else to troll about. C'mon now, I'm waiting for a new, funny line from you! Bring it!!

    June 15, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. naancy

    if you want my doodoo and you think iots yummmy come on baby let me know. If you like my dooodie and you thin iots taaast come on baby let it show. doo doooo dooo dooo doo doooo doo doo dooo doooo.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. naancy

    we was going to stop talking about poopie after rhe 2 human centipede blogs but folks kept requesting it. personally i think it is a little lame but we need to give our fans what they want. diareah sandwiches with eatra jucy doodie juice es muy bueno. doooodooooo baaaaaaby !

    June 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    I always thought people outgrew the "toilet language" phase in 1'st grade. Reading posts on CNN blogs, for the last few months, makes me realize how wrong I was!! Anyway, I'm glad to know Madonna has found a way to be involved in the movie biz, without subjecting us to her g-d awful acting. Hopefully her production & direction lives up to Weinsteins praise!

    June 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ray

    Oh, leave Madge alone!

    June 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tracie

    i really like this picture of her. she looks like she is pushing out a gigantic turrrd and smiling. i want the steamy fart matter to plop on my face

    June 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ED


    June 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. WIllis

    doodoo and weiners are funny. just sayin.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. WIllis

    doodoo. doodoo and weiners.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Arnold Jackson

    Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis?

    June 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chucklehead

    Now there's a movie I'll have to mark on my calendar to avoid.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Flex

    Lewis it's just that some schools are already out and the little kids with nothing inteligent to say are out and about.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lewis

    Good Lord! They have sites for freaks like all of you above. Go to those and talk about all the poo you want. Bunch of losers.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hootie and the ButtFish

      Lewis. What does your poo poo resemble? Turdles, Weasels, Rockets, Squirts, Wax Moustache, Coiled Cobra or...

      June 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Simon and Buttfunkel

      Im sorry Lewis we have to run to take a doodee. We always sit on the toilet facing one another and kissing while we drop the kids off at the pool...in other words drop a few butt biscuits. BRB!!

      June 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • kim

      When jews get hungry they just take a "beef a roni" into the nearest frying pan, heat it up and eat it up.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  15. lavonya

    yeah they doo ! i think my teacher told me that very same thing !

    June 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |

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