Madonna to Direct Movie on Wallis Simpson Hopefully to star Cate Blanchett and it will be a musical…

As always, take with a grain of salt….

Madonna plots Wallis Simpson movie

(Tuesday September 01, 2009 08:26 AM)

Madonna is lining up her next movie project – the pop superstar is planning to direct a musical about American socialite Wallis Simpson with Cate Blanchett in the title role.

The singer, who made her directorial debut in 2008 with Filth and Wisdom, plans to tell Simpson’s story in Wallis, which would chart her love affair with English King Edward III, who gave up the throne to marry her.

Madonna is said to be lining up Blanchett for the lead role, while she is considering Dr Who star David Tennant to play Edward, according to The Sun.

A source tells the publication, “The final script is now written and the locations have been scouted. Madonna is now trying to assemble the cast and put the finances in place. The first scene is an old woman in her nineties living on her own in a Parisian flat (apartment), she starts to tell her life story to a housekeeper and it turns out the woman is Wallis Simpson. There will be a song for every decade of her life.”

Cool, if it is true.

Here is the link to the original story at the UK SUN:…s-for-film.html

Looks like she considered Keira Knightley but that didn’t work out. Honestly, I must admit I’d be surprised if any A-list actor starred in her film.


Posted on September 1, 2009, in Madonna and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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