Yes, you read that right, Helena Bonham Carter is following in Lindsay Lohan’s footsteps to play Elizabeth Taylor. And no, it’s not going to be some dark and quirky interpretation directed by Tim Burton.
However, there IS another Burton involved. The BBC biopic will follow Liz Taylor and her tumultuous relationship with husband Richard Burton. Burton will be played by The Wire’s Dominic West. William Ivory is busy writing the BBC Drama Productions project and Richard Laxton is on board to direct. According to The Wrap, Burton and Taylor will focus on the story of the the pair’s ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward’s stage play, Private Lives. | Full Story