The Academy Award-winning 2010 film The King's Speech told
the story of King George VI of England's stammer and petrifying
ascension to the throne. Now the story of his older brother, who
abdicated his sovereignty for love, is set for the big screen.
In W.E., director and co-screenwriter Madonna
takes a unique approach to the true-life 1930s love story involving
King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and American socialite and divorcée
Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough). The film recounts their saga
through the eyes of Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), a late-1990s
doctor's wife in upscale New York.
Abused and miserable in her own marriage, Winthrop - who was named
after Simpson - researches this intriguing woman online and spends long
hours at the auction house displaying her jewelry and clothing. At
Sotheby's, Simpson meets a charming Russian security guard (Oscar
Isaac), whose understanding of her obsession cements the underlying love
story in W.E.
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