Rachel Weisz to play Elizabeth Taylor in A Special Relationship

Rachel Weisz will star in A Special Relationship, the biopic of legendary actor Elizabeth Taylor. The film will chronicle her journey from being a successful movie star to activist.

Oscar winner Rachel Weisz will portray Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming biopic A Special Relationship.

The film will be told from the perspective of Roger Wall, Taylor’s assistant and friend, and chronicle her journey from being a successful movie star to activist.

Simon Beaufoy, the Academy Award-winning scriptwriter of Slumdog Millionaire, has penned the screenplay. Filmmaker duo Bert & Bertie will direct the film, Variety reported.

“Audiences are clearly fascinated by the private lives of iconic Hollywood stars,” said producers, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, of See-Saw Films said.

“There is no one more iconic than Elizabeth Taylor, and Simon Beaufoy has written a role that shines a light on Elizabeth’s humour and humanity, which will be beautifully brought to life through the extraordinary talents of Rachel Weisz,” they added.

Taylor, a winner of two Oscars, led a glamorous lifestyle but she was also known for her crusading role towards spreading awareness about AIDS in mid-1980s.

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