Pop superstar Madonna is planning to direct a musical about American socialite turned Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson — with Cate Blanchett in the title role.
Madge, who made her directorial debut with the 2008 short film Filth and Wisdom, is hoping to bring Simpson’s life story to the big screen in a production which would chart her affair with English King Edward III, who gave up the throne to marry her.
A source tells The Sun: “The final script is now written and the locations have been scouted. Madonna is now trying to assemble the cast and put the finances in place. The first scene is an old woman in her nineties living on her own in a Parisian flat (apartment), she starts to tell her life story to a housekeeper and it turns out the woman is Wallis Simpson. There will be a song for every decade of her life.”