A new film that delves into a scandalous British king will be directed by a legendary pop icon. Variety is reporting that Madonna will direct the new film W.E., which focuses on the affair between Britain's King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, which caused the King to give up the throne so he could marry the divorcee.

Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga is eyeing the role of Simpson, but it wasn't said if anyone is circling the King Edward VIII role as of yet. Madonna is co-writing the script with her Madonna: Truth or Dare director Alex Keshishian.

No production schedule was released for the film.