Madonna’s ‘W.E.’ to be cut by up to 10 minutes

New York: Queen of pop Madonna’s period-drama movie ‘W.E.’, which she directed and co-wrote, is set to be trimmed by up to 10 minutes.

Sources close to the project say the movie about Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward will be trimmed before its December 9 release, after it received tough reviews.

Talk of making changes began in advance of the North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, but bosses behind the project were still negotiating with the singer about making cuts and wanted to see how it played there after its Venice debut.

But a source close to Madge has confirmed the film is being edited.

Numerous insiders say that distributor Harvey Weinstein and the film’s producers have been angling for Madge to slice the running time, but that negotiations with her have been delicate.

“They had to look at Venice and Toronto, and see if there were any changes that needed to be made. Madonna can make any changes she wants,” the New York Post quoted a source as saying.