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.