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Madonna casts James D'arcy as King Edward VIII

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London (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna has cast actor James D'arcy as King Edward VIII in her upcoming royal biopic W.E. The singer is set to direct the film, based on the story of the former monarch, who abdicated the throne after falling in love with American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

Actress Andrea Riseborough, best known for her TV portrayal of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, will play the woman who rocked the royal family, while Aussie beauty Abbie Cornish will star as a modern wife who compares herself to Wallis.

And now, Madonna has picked D'Arcy to take on the role of King Edward. "We've found the right cast for this picture. The addition of James is wonderful as he's got such charisma and possesses a regal quality that he can capture. There was a real chemistry between him and Andrea," the Daily Express quoted producer Colin Vaines as saying.

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