'W.E.' (national release) (Ken Regan/The Weinstein Co.) In 1998, an unhappily married woman in New York City becomes obsessed with the love story of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, whose estate is being auctioned off. With Andrea Riseborough, Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy and Oscar Isaac. Co-written and directed by Madonna.
Wallis Simpson - Duchess of Windsor was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her in 1936.