Is Madonna planning a tour stop in Australia?
The Weinstein Company Acquires W.E. for U.S. Release

Madonna movie generates positive buzz

Madonna hasn’t had a musical hit in years (mostly because she hasn’t released anything), but fans will be happy to know that Madonna hasn’t been wasting any time. She has directed a film called W.E, a two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson. It is also a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
The film had international distributors bidding like crazy earlier this year and this column can now exclusively reveal that W.E. has caught the interest of The Weinstein Company, who handled The King’s Speech. 'Harvey and Madonna may be friends, but he wouldn’t be interested in this film if it wasn’t good. Six years ago, Madonna tried to get Harvey interested in her documentary I’m Going to Tell You a Secret, but Harvey felt it was basically an advertisement for Kaballah.'
Some may think that The Weinstein Company is unwise to take on another movie that deals with the same topic, but The King’s Speech and W.E. are not similar according to those who have seen it. Madonna has just finished post production on W.E. and will premiere it at the Venice Film Festival in August. My source also confirms that Madonna won’t be as involved in the publicity campaign for the movie as much as one would think.

From Examiner.com

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fitsgerald82

Totally agree, she should let the film promote itself and attend only a few inteviews etc... Less is more here Madonna!

Sam

Madonna stated that she would never act again but ofcourse, you never really know. I don't think she will ever win an Oscar for her acting but she could very well be nominated for one next year for Best Director. It would be a massive middle finger to the critics who have slammed her movies.

Juan Pablo

this is just a thought, but this may be exactly what our Queen needs to cross over to a respected actress. me personally, i love all her movies, but with all this positive feedback her movie is getting from a director's chair, she may be able to use what she's learned in her own acting. i'm really hoping for a new madonna movie soon!

Mark Allen

W.E can't wait to see this movie!

Richie

One can understand why she wouldn't be that involved with the publicity, as it will detract from the film. The fact that she's directing it is sufficient to spark interest. Anything further will simply overpower the film. I wish her every success as a director.

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