Madonna's second go at directing a feature length film, "W.E.", won't see its U.S. release until 2012, but the trailer for the semi-historical romantic drama has just been released. Starring James D'Arcy and Andrea Riseborough as King Edward VIII and his lover Wallis Simpson, "W.E." tells the story of when the monarch abdicated his throne in 1936 to marry the twice-divorced American. The kicker, though, is that the love story is seen through the eyes of a modern day New Yorker played by Abbie Cornish. A radiant-looking Madonna has already done a wealth of promotion for the film, including high profile appearances at film festivals in London, Toronto and Venice.
The multi-faceted star's previous directing credit on a feature was in the 2008 comedy "Filth and Wisdom," about a Ukrainian Gypsy and his two roommates in London. Her last big screen appearance as an actress came in 2002's "Die Another Day."
Watch the "W.E." Trailer (via Moviefone):