I've always wondered if Madonna shouts "Vogue!" instead of "action" when she's directing.
And you can't blame me!
<--This picture of hers, as she began shooting W.E last week in London, totally screams "strike a pose" huh?
We have discussed this movie before but in case you need a quick pick up, the film centers on the affair between American socialite Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII.
Yet instead of going for a straightforward biopic thing, the Queen went for a Julie and Julia twist in which a modern woman (played by Abbie Cornish) looks for inspiration in the royal scandal to help her decide between two men in her life (one of them being the constantly interesting Oscar Isaac).
The biggest change in the movie was the news that Vera Farmiga, who was set to play Wallis, dropped out due to her pregnancy.
But never one to wait for anyone (time goes by so slowly for those who wait...) Madge went ahead and cast a practically unknown actress by the name of Andrea Riseborough.
After thinking how weird this casting was, I actually took a moment to look Andrea up and lo and behold,
Andrea and Wallis
At least we have the looks alright!
Andrea has won a BAFTA TV award, two Ian Charleson awards and has appeared in small parts in movies like Happy-Go-Lucky and Venus (where she played a character merely listed as "actress") this could be her big movie break. She will also appear in the film adaptation of Never Let Me Go later this year.
Whether you like her or not, it can't be said that Madonna doesn't have drive. The film will feature costumes by John Galliano, a screenplay by Alek Keshishian who directed Truth or Dare (Madge's best film) and who obviously has a keen eye for exploring the most intimate moments in a celebrity's life.
If anything in W.E. slightly recalls the magic between Madge and Warren Beatty for example, we're going to be onto something here...
Dear UK readers, should we be excited about Andrea in this movie? Is she a worthy replacement for Farmiga?
Is anyone else actually excited about this movie? Or am I alone in this?