Madonna's Directorial Debut To Premiere At Venice Film Festival
Posted on Thu Jul 28, 2011 01:01 PM PDT

madonna072811_230.jpgROME, Italy (X17online) - Madonna's newest film, W.E., is set to premiere at The Venice Film Festival.

The lineup for the 68th fest was announced Thursday and will also feature premieres from Steven Soderbergh and Al Pacino.

Madonna, Soderberg and Pacino's films are not in the competition. However, many English-language films are featured this year, including festival opener The Ides of March, starring George Clooney who also directed and co-wrote the film.

Though W.E. is being billed as Madonna's directorial debut, it's actual her second one. She directed Filth and Wisdom in 2008.

W.E., starring James D'Arcy, Abbie Cornish, Richard Coyle, Oscar Isaac and Andrea Riseborough, is a drama weaving King Edward VIII's affair with American Wallis Simpson with the modern day romance of a married woman and a Russian security guard. The movie will be released in New York City and Los Angeles theaters December 9.

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