The good news: The Weinstein Company has picked up a movie, called W.E., about the scandalous love affair between Baltimore divorcee Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. (Those unfamiliar with the story got a little palate whetter in last year's The King's Speech.) James D'Arcy will play Edward; Andrea Riseborough will play Wallis. (That's the real couple pictured above, by the way. Not the actors. Fabulous, aren't they?)
The not so good news: The movie is being directed by none other than the Material Girl herself, Madonna. Hmmm. We love Madonna as, well, Madonna. But her track record in film, particularly as an actress, has been spotty at best—Desperately Seeking Susan remains her best film; Body of Evidence possibly her worst (although there are just so many to choose from!).
On the other hand, she was married to Guy Ritchie, so maybe she picked up a few pointers. And this is not Madonna's first rodeo, as it were. She also directed 2008's Filth and Wisdom.. . .*Cue crickets*
Hey, we're nothing if not curious.