The first stills from Madonna's directorial debut W.E. are out, courtesy of Grazia, and they are beautiful. W.E. stars Abbie Cornish as a woman in 1998 who is infatuated with the 1930s marriage of King Edward VIII (played by James D’Arcy) and his relationship with Wallis Simpson (played by Andrea Riseborough). The film will reportedly switch back and forth from the '30s to present day, highlighting parallels between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson's romance and a modern one.