Madonna wrote and directed the multi-layered feature romance, “W.E.” and is reportedly tackling the score as well. The film is about the love affair between King Edward VIII and twice-married American socialite, Wallis Simpson, whom the former gave up the throne for in 1936 so that he could marry her (British kings can’t just marry American trollops you know). Parallel to this, the film follows the modern day affair of a Russian security guard and a married woman who is obsessed with the aforementioned life and times of King Edward VIII.
William Orbit, who produced Madonna’s 1998 album, “Ray of Light,” is collaborating, “but it will be quite an adjustment for them,” a source speaking to the Daily Mail noted. Composer Abel Korzeniowski, who scored “A Single Man,” is attached to help the pop pair in making the move to a classical score.
No details yet on what the soundtrack will entail exactly, nor how the play between past and present may work with a classical versus modern approach. But here’s a little Korzeniowski, that may hint at some of the direction they’re taking:
“Drowning” by Abel Korzeniowski, from “A Single Man”