Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Will Not Be Starring In Her Next Film

The two have been collaborating on a clothing line available at Macy's in August.

One of many rumors currently circulating about Madonna’s next directorial effort, the British royalty biopic “W.E.,” is that the pop star-turned-filmmaker has cast her own daughter, Lourdes, in a small role. Though it wouldn’t be the first time someone directed their offspring in a movie, Madonna’s publicist has told MTV News that the claims are completely false.

In fact, there are no plans at the moment for 13-year-old Lourdes Leon to follow her mother onto the big screen. But the two are indeed working together on a completely different sort of endeavor: a junior fashion line called Material Girl, which will be available exclusively from Macy’s beginning this August.

The collection is a collaboration between the mother and daughter duo and designers at Iconix Brand Group (Rocawear, London Fog) and kicks off with back-to-school apparel as well as footwear, handbags and jewelry. A new fragrance could follow in 2011.

The casting rumor came from a French Web site via ThePlaylist.com, and it wasn’t the first time young Lourdes has been linked to a possible film role. Back in 2007 British tabloids claimed she was asked to appear in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and also approached to star in a kids’ musical. At the time, Madonna was said to be hesitant about allowing her then 11-year-old daughter to enter such spotlights.

“W.E.,” which focuses on the scandalous 1936 romance between King Edward VIII and American socialite Wallis Simpson, will be Madonna’s second film as a director, following 2008′s “Filth and Wisdom.” She has also co-written the screenplay with her “Truth or Dare” director Alek Keshishian. So far, the only confirmed star is Abbie Cornish, though it’s still unknown what role she will play.

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