The Weinstein Company presents W.E., the story of two fragile but determined women—Wally Winthrop and Wallis Simpson—separated by more than six decades. In 1998, lonely New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: King Edward’s VIII’s abdication of the British throne for the woman he loved, American divorcée Wallis Simpson.
But Wally’s research, including several visits to the Sotheby’s auction of the Windsor Estate, reveals that the couple’s life together was not as perfect as she thought. Weaving back and forth in time, W.E. intertwines Wally’s journey of discovery in New York with the story of Wallis (Andrea Riseborough) and Edward (James D’Arcy), from the glamorous early days of their romance to the slow unraveling of their lives in the decades that followed.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costumes, W.E. doesn’t hit theaters until February 3 (you can watch the trailer here), but the soundtrack will be available January 31. And we’ve got your chance to get a piece of both!
Five lucky winners will win a W.E. movie mini-poster and a digital version of W.E.: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring Madonna’s brand new track “Masterpiece”—winner of the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song—and a score by Abel Korzeniowski. (Available January 31).
How do you win?
It’s easy, just answer this simple question:
Who was the most romantic couple—gay or straight—of the 20th century?
Provide your answers (and your email address so we can contact you if you’ve won), in the comments below.
This contest officially ends January 31 at 8pm. Winners will be notified by email by Thursday, February 2. No purchase is required.