Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Weinsteins Buy Madonna

A woman who cannot serem to accept that her place in the film is under threat, has had her new film sold to two of Hollywood's most powerful porducers.

The rights to the directorial debut of Madonna W.E. is now owned by the Weinstein family, EW - Inside Movies reports on Monday.

The Weinstein Company was wrong to call it her debut, however, as she directed Filth and Wisdom in 2008.

"Written by the singer and Alek Keshishian (director of Madonna: Truth or Dare), W.E. tells the love story of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson spanning six decades. The film stars Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Natalie Dormer (The Tudors), and James D’Arcy (Secret Diary of a Call Girl)," the website said.

A representative for the Weinstein Company said the 81-minute Filth and Wisdom was a short film, making W.E. her first feature-length debut.

"W.E. is about the nature of true love, and the sacrifices and compromises that are often made," Madonna said in a press release.

"I’ve wanted to tell this story for a very long time, and bringing it to life has been a great adventure for me. I’m looking forward to working with Harvey [Weinstein] and The Weinstein Company on this film," she said.

Harvey Weinstein added: "Madonna has really come into her own as a filmmaker with W.E. … 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."

Alistair Anderson

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