DEATH IN VENICE? Madonna Movie 'W.E.' Bombs; Will Weinstein Still Give It An Oscar Push?

But when the studio is financially on-the-fence The Weinstein Co, and it acquired U.S. rights to Madonna's first feature-length directorial effort W.E., and the subject matter is Wallis Simpson, and its debut is at the unforgiving Venice Film festival which has panned far bigger and more influential big names in filmdom -- then not even the PR maestro Harvey Weinstein can downplay crushingly lousy reaction and reviews.

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