15 February 2010 9:33 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Madonna is planning to direct the feature "W.E", based on the story of King Edward VIII, the English royal who abdicated his throne to marry American divorcee, Wallis Simpson.

Madonna directed her first feature "Filth and Wisdom" in 2008 and will co-write "W.E." with Alex Keshishian, director of her 1991 documentary "Truth or Dare." Madonna will also reportedly get the best screenwriter in the business to polish the final script as well as hire the best first Ad in the business to help her call the shots.

Bessie Wallis Warfield first met the Prince of Wales in the 1930's, becoming his lover while still married to her second husband, businessman Ernest Simpson.

Matters came to a head when Edward became king in 1936 followed by Simpson filing for divorce from her husband. But the royal family and the British government would not allow Edward to marry her.

In the meantime, Edward's pro-German, »

- Michael Stevens

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