Madonna may still be churning out the hits but she has ceased to become a relevant music artist. I think Madonna knows it too that’s why she’s slowly branching out to other fields. She’s designing clothes, writing children’s books and in a few months, will start dabbling in film. No, it’s not going to be a return to her consistently disastrous meddling with acting. This time, Madge is going for the director’s chair.
Her marriage to Guy Ritchie probably made Madonna think that she can direct a movie too. According to Variety, Madonna is going to direct W.E., a biopic that will revolve around the affair between King Edward VIII and the American widow Wallis Simpson.
Up in The Air’s Vera Farmiga is in talks to play Simpson’s role. The actor who will play the part of King Edward is yet to be determined.
King Edward and Wallis Simpson’s affair caused quite a stir in the 1930s, and many consider it a great love story for a king to step down from his throne in order to marry the woman he loves.
Aside from directing, Madonna will also write the script Alex Keshishian.