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Madonna Picks 'W.E.' as Her Second Directed-Movie

February 15, 2010 (8:39 am) GMT
The Queen of Pop may direct Vera Varmiga who is in talks to be the leading lady in the biopic, which the script is also written by Madonna.

has decided to give another shot to her directing career, Variety reported. After receiving mostly negative reviews with her first directed-film feature "", the singer has signed on to helm "" which revolves around the affair between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson that led the Brit royal to abdicate the throne to marry his two-time divorcee lover.

The pop star is likely to direct as the "" actress is reportedly eying the role of Simpson, who precipitated the most severe constitutional crisis in the English monarchy in the 20th century after Edward proposed to her, only months into his reign. The pair later lived the rest of their lives as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and became celebrities around the world.

It has not been known who will tackle the role of King Edward VIII. Meanwhile, the film's script will be written by Madonna alongside "Truth or Dare" director Alex Keshishian. Colin Vaines and David Parfitt are producing the biopic, which is slated for 2012 release.

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