Rachel Weisz is ready to explore the glamourous life of Elizabeth Taylor!
“A Special Relationship” to explore Lizzie’s journey from actress to activist Rachel Weisz is ready to star as Elizabeth Taylor in “A Special Relationship.”
She will be exploring the journey of a late Hollywood icon from an actress to an activist. The story is based on Elizabeth Taylor’s life and will show how her friendship boomed with her assistant Roger Wall.
Academy Award-winner Simon Beaufoy who worked on Slumdog Millionaire has written the screenplay of the biopic. The film will be co-directed by Bert & Bertie who had earlier worked on Troop Zero.
Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most popular actresses in the world during the 50s and the 60s. Her beauty was legendary and she was one of the few actresses to have won two Oscars – one for “Butterfield 8.” and another for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
She was famous for her glamorous lifestyle and having multiple marriages including twice marrying and divorcing Richard Burton. She played her part in the fight against AIDS after retiring from leading roles.
The producers of the biopic Canning and Sherman said:
“Audiences are clearly fascinated by the private lives of iconic Hollywood stars. There is no one more iconic than Elizabeth Taylor, and Simon Beaufoy has written a role that shines a light on Elizabeth’s humor and humanity, which will be beautifully brought to life through the extraordinary talents of Rachel Weisz.”
On the other hand, Rachel Weisz won the Oscar for best-supporting actress in 2005 for “A Constant Gardener.” She was also nominated for the same category for “The Favourite” earlier this year.