Projections privées de "W.E." de Madonna au Festival du Film de Cannes.
Madonna pulls directorial out of Cannes as it is incomplete
PTI – Sun, May 15, 2011
London, May 15 (PTI) - Plans to screen Madonna's eagerly awaited directorial ''W.E.'' at the Cannes film fest have been stalled as the project is not ready yet.
The pop superstar, 52, had hoped to premiere the movie, about King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson, at Cannes but she is still making finishing touches to the soundtrack, reported Daily Mail.
There are three weeks more of post production to complete before the film is ready to be screened to an international audience.
"It was hoped that Madonna would be the star of this year's Cannes," said a source at the festival.
"But the film isn't ready. While the movie's distributors will attend the festival, they will preview select cuts to buyers at private screenings instead of showing the entire feature."
The movie is the Material Girl's first big-budget directorial role. She has secured backing from Indian billionaire Anil Ambani's IM Global film financiers.
Newcastle-born actress Andrea Riseborough stars as Wallis Simpson and James D'Arcy as Edward.
Bafta winner James Fox plays King George V, Natalie Dormer is the young Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon while Laurence Fox plays Bertie, Edward's younger brother and the future King George VI.
Madonna's 14-year-old daughter Lourdes has a cameo role.