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Madonna to play wallis simpson
Ho's playing Ho's?wrote:She was the scarlet woman from America; he was the revered King of England, and theirs was a relationship that rocked the kingdom to its foundations. Now the Wallis Simpson story could be set for a big screen makeover with Madonna in the leading role.
According to unnamed sources, the true-life romantic drama is a labour-of-love project for the 50-year-old singer. Madonna, who recently divorced Guy Ritchie, the British director and former stepson of Sir Michael Leighton, 11th baronet is alleged to have identified with the trials of the American divorcee who gatecrashed the British aristocracy. "She is as passionate about it as she was about playing Eva Peron in Evita," a source chirruped to the Sun newspaper.
Edward VIII's relationship with the twice-divorced American socialite sparked what was arguably the biggest royal scandal of the 20th-century. After less than a year on the throne, Edward abdicated in December 1936 in order to marry "the woman I love". The pair later celebrated their new-found freedom by visiting Adolf Hitler in Germany.
Edward reportedly regarded German fascism as a necessary bulwark against the evils of communism. It is believed that, in the event of a German victory in the second world war, Hitler planned to return Edward to the British throne, with Wallis Simpson as his queen. Unfortunately, for the happy couple, it was not to be.
"Madonna said she is fascinated about this American commoner who refused to conform or offer explanations for her tangled love life," the source added. "It was all systems go until the divorce [from Ritchie], when everything was put on the back-burner. When things in her life settle down this year, she's keen to get things going again."
Casting of the other major roles Edward VIII and Adolf Hitler has yet to be announced.
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