Good goin’, Harvey.
It was announced yesterday that The Weinstein Company has acquired the domestic rights to W.E., Madonna’s second directorial effort, which Harvey Weinstein, ever the clever one, is calling her feature-length debut (because, clocking in at 81 minutes, M’s Filth and Wisdom is considered a short).
Co-written by the Queen of Pop and her Truth or Dare director Alek Keshishian, the decades-spanning film tells the love story of King Edward VIII (James D’Arcy) and American divorcée Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough). Abbie Cornish (Limitless) co-stars.
“Madonna has really come into her own as a filmmaker with W.E.,” Weinstein said “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 U.S. release slate.”
Well, if someone knows what they’re talking about when it comes to this, it’s Harvey Weinstein. Could one of his infamous (and effective) Oscar campaigns be possible for Madonna? Time will tell....