Ewan McGregor signs up for Madonna film

Actor to play King Edward VIII in singer's follow-up to Filth and Wisdom

Ewan McGregor has become the latest name to sign up to Madonna‘s follow-up to her directorial debut Filth and Wisdom.

The Scottish actor follows the Oscar-nominated Up in the Air actress Vera Farmiga and Abbie Cornish, last seen in Bright Star, in joining Madonna‘s W.E., which follows the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry.

McGregor has signed up to play King Edward VIII, reports Screen Daily, while Farmiga will play American divorcee Simpson. Cornish will play a a contemporary character whose own story is told in parallel.

Madonna, whose debut Filth and Wisdom was savaged by critics, is writing the screenplay with Alek Keshishian, the director of Truth Or Dare, a 1991 documentary which chronicled her Blonde Ambition World Tour.