Aside from Eugene Hutz occasionally charming us with his mustache and singing chops in 'Filth and Wisdom' (his band, Gogol Bordello, is a lot more fun to watch), Madonna's directorial debut wasn't exactly earth-shattering. We announced last year that the iconic singer would be taking another turn behind the camera for 'W.E.,' based on the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. Looks like we won't have to wait until the April Cannes selections announcement to find out that the film will not be completed in time for the festival.
THR recently confirmed that 'W.E.' will not be screened at Cannes in May. The film, which is currently in post-production, is expected to be part of the fall festival circuit. Next month, Madonna will be hosting a private screening in Berlin of "select footage" for foreign distributors attending the EFM.
Abbie Cornish and Oscar Isaac star in 'W.E.,' which finds its inspiration in the romance between two of Britain's most controversial figures. Simpson, an American socialite, reportedly became Edward's mistress while married to her second husband. Their affair -- and eventually marriage -- lead to Edward's abdication in the late '30s. Scandal, suspicion and innuendo surrounded Simpson, who was painted to be a Nazi sympathizer, a German agent, the Mistress of several other men, a sexual deviant and whatever they called gold diggers back then. Parallel to their story is a tale of "modern romance."
Are you ready for another Madonna-directed movie, or would you rather listen to her songs on 'Glee' and call it a day?