It’s been a big week for Madonna news. A version of her song “Give Me All Your Love,” off her still-in-the-works next album, leaked, much to the Queen of Pop’s dismay. And now comes word that her film “W.E.” won’t hit theaters until next year.
Directed by Madonna, “W.E.” was originally slated to open around the holiday season on December 9, but now it will have only a limited, one-week run beginning on that date before opening wide on February 3, the Weinstein Company confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The short theatrical debut does, however, qualify the film for any awards-show consideration.
The new February 3 release date would also coincide with a February 5 Super Bowl performance that Madge is rumored to be planning. In September, the singer screened the film at the Venice Film Festival to mixed reviews. “W.E.” follows the love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Britain’s Prince Edward, as well as that of a modern-day woman (played by Abbie Cornish) obsessed with the couple.
In addition to “W.E.,” Madonna is set to release her album in the spring. Along with production assistance from Ray of Light producer William Orbit , rumor has it that both Nicki Minaj and rapper M.I.A. will make guest appearances.
“Madonna has phenomenal understanding of both the minutiae of music and the big picture. Zooming in, zooming out. 4ever amazing. Plus VISION!!!” Orbit recently tweeted about the highly anticipated record. “Working with Madonna is a treat. Fantastic tracks and vibes. Going deep. She’s ON IT !!! This is THE album!”
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