Madonna to attend 'W.E' premiere in Kensington

Wednesday January 11, 2012

Madonna is to walk the red carpet at the official premiere of her royal romance W.E.

The film, which tells the story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, stars Andrea Riseborough and James D'Arcy in the lead roles.

The two actors will join Madonna on the red carpet on Wednesday night in Kensington, west London.

The film adopts a two-tier approach, contrasting the royal romance which ultimately led to Edward's abdication with the tangled love-life of a modern woman, played by Abbie Cornish, who is obsessed with Mrs Simpson.

It was greeted with mixed reviews after an early screening at last year's Venice Film Festival.

Madonna told journalists at Venice the film portrayed "a world of luxury and beauty and decadence", but has reported to have agreed to take it back to the cutting room after those early reviews.

Watch the trailer here

Photo: © Getty

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