Madonna casts Fox family in her new film

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2010, 17:11 PM IST

London: Queen of Pop Madonna has cast James Fox and his son Laurence Fox in her film about Edward VIII`s wife, Wallis Simpson.

The singer has co-written the film, titled WE, which she is directing too.

James Fox will play King George V, while Laurence Fox has been cast as his son Bertie, Edward``s younger brother, reports a news website.

Australian actress Abbie Cornish will play a modern-day New Yorker, who becomes obsessed with King Edward`s decision to abdicate for his lover.

Andrea Riseborough, best known for playing former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in BBC drama `The Long Walk to Finchley`, will play Simpson.

James D`Arcy, who starred in ITV2 opposite Billie Piper in `Secret Diary of a Call Girl`, has been cast as Edward VIII.

WE is Madonna`s directorial debut in a feature-length movie.

She previously directed a short film, `Filth and Wisdom,` which premiered in Berlin in 2008.