Madonna is so excited about directing her second film that she has already released a trailer even though she’s still editing it.
Madonna’s film W.E. examines the obsession of an unhappily married woman named Wally. Wally learns that in 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to wed the already-married Mrs. Wallis Simpson. She then longs for her own storybook affair. But as she discovers more about Simpson and Edward’s rocky relationship, her own extra-marital affair threatens to turn into potential heartbreak.
Madonna said of her first film, the romantic Gypsy-rock dramedy Filth and Wisdom, “The fact of the matter is that all the work I do is very autobiographical, directly or indirectly, because who do I know better than me?”
So should we assume that W.E. is just Madonna’s thinly veiled retelling of her divorce with English director Guy Ritchie? After all, Ritchie’s like a monarch among action filmmakers, right?