Anna Pasternak’s biography The American Duchess about the Duchess of Windsor is being adapted for the big screen by the Gotham Group’s Lee Stollman and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein.
“Now that our American duchess, Meghan, has moved back to Hollywood, never has it been timelier to consider the fate of the original American duchess, Wallis Simpson,” Anna Pasternak told Deadline. “As both could attest, life has always been difficult for women marrying into Britain’s royal family.”
It isn’t the first time her story has been brought to life. The most recent depiction comes from The Crown, while other films and series include W.E. (2011), The King’s Speech (2010), Upstairs, Downstairs (2010), Any Human Heart (2010), Wallis & Edward (2005), Bertie and Elizabeth (2002), The Woman He Loved (1988), To Catch a King (1983), Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978) and The Woman I Love (1972).
There is currently no information about a release date.