Ewan McGregor joins WE March 23, 2010 Ewan McGregor joins Madonna’s W.E. Ewan McGregor has boarded Madonna-directed romantic comedy W.E.. The film followstwo narrative strings, with one following Edward Simpson and wife Wallis, and the other featuring a modern woman obsessed with Simpson. McGregor signed to play King Edward in the film, reports Screen Daily. Madonna co-wrote the movie’s script with Truth or Dare director Alek Keshishian.