Jolie beats Zeta-Jones to play Taylor in biopic
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has beaten Catherine Zeta-Jones to play Elizabeth Taylor in her biopic. The film is based on a book about Taylor's tumultous relationship with co-star and lover Richard Burton.hollywood Updated: Aug 03, 2010 18:42 IST
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has beaten Catherine Zeta-Jones to play Elizabeth Taylor in her biopic.
According to a source close to director Mike Nichols, "Angelina just shaded it in his mind" and will now portray the icon, whose turbulent love life with Richard Burton made headlines in the sixties and seventies, reports express.co.uk.Although, the superstar Elizabeth Taylor herself seemed to be unaware of the biopic and had denied rumours of any such film, the biopic seems to be based on the book Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. Russell Crowe, Clive Owen and Colin Farrell are among the favourites to play Burton.
Jolie, 35, said she was "honoured" to play Taylor, adding: "I’m fascinated by her and the mystery and mystique that have always surrounded her. We haven’t got a script yet but as soon as we have something good enough we’ll make it."