Scorsese To Direct Liz/Dick Biopic?

Brad and Angie, call your agents! Why? Because The Guardian reports: ‘The love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton looks set to be immortalised on film following reports that Martin Scorsese is tipped to direct a forthcoming biopic. The film will be based on the book “Furious Love” by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, a biography of Taylor and Burton’s on-off relationship. Deadline reports that studio interest was almost non-existent when the authors put the movie rights up for sale last year, but Taylor’s death in March has pushed the British-born actor’s legacy back into the limelight. As well as Paramount, which has optioned the book for Scorsese to direct, there were enquiries from “Black Swan” star Natalie Portman and “King’s Speech” screenwriter, David Seidler, both Oscar winners in March.

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