Madonna casts Fox dynasty in ‘WE’

Father and son join cast of Material Girl's film

Madonna has cast father and son James Fox and Laurence Fox in her new film WE, which has begun shooting in the UK, France and the US.

The Fox dynasty is one of Britain’s most respected acting families. James Fox, 71, recently starred in Sherlock Holmes, and son Laurence Fox stars in TV drama Lewis and is married to Billie Piper.

Madonna will direct the upcoming film, which tells the story of Britain’s King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne after falling in love with American divorcee Wallis Simpson. James Fox will play King George V, while Laurence Fox has been cast as his younger son, Bertie.

Also on board are Abbie Cornish, James D’Arcy and Andrea Riseborough, who will portray Simpson.

Madonna has written the script herself with Alek Keshishian, who directed her in documentary In Bed With Madonna.