Madonna has cast her daughter Lourdes, 13, in her new movie called W.E., based on the life of British royal King Edward VIII, who renounced the throne in order to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. This will mark Lourdes’ acting debut. She was previously asked to play a Hogwarts student in a Harry Potter film, but her mother wouldn’t allow it. An insider told the British paper The Sun: “She’s arranged for a small role for Lourdes. It’s not a significant part but it will give her a good taste of life in the movie business. Lourdes has made it clear she wants some kind of career in the entertainment industry and her mum is more than happy to help.” Other actors who have signed on to star in the film, which will be directed by Madonna, are Ewan McGregor, Vera Farmiga and Abbie Cornish.