Madonna‘s W.E., opening later this year from the Weinstein Co., is an oddball title. Right away I said to myself, “Nope…doesn’t work.” I’m not sure if it stands for (a) Windsor Estate or (b) Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, or something else.
The movie is a time-jump thing “about two fragile but determined women — Wally Winthrop and Wallis Simpson — separated by more than six decades,” says the synopsis. “In 1998 Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) is obsessed with the story of King Edward VIII’s (James D’Arcy) abdication of the British throne for American divorc√©e Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough). But Wally eventually learns that the couple’s life together was not as perfect as she thought,” etc.