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Weinsteins Place Madonna’s W.E. in Oscar Fray

The Weinstein Company, which recently acquired the Madonna-directed film “W.E.,” announced Wednesday that it plans to release the film smack in the middle of Oscar season. “W.E.,” which stars Abbie Cornish as a modern-day young woman who finds inspiration in the romance between Britain’s King Edward VIII and and the American divorcee Wallis Simpson, will be released on Dec. 9 in New York and Los Angeles. Besides Ms. Cornish, the cast includes Abbie Cornish (“Limitless’), Andrea Riseborough (“Never Let Me Go”), James D’Arcy (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”) and Oscar Issac (“Drive’)

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