Without watching a second of the trailer, I already have the utmost confidence that Helena Bonham Carter’s turn as Elizabeth Taylor will be a million times better than Lindsay Lohan in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick. Even though Lohan resembles Taylor much more than Carter, the Brit’s acting chops will more than make up for it.
BBC just unveiled the trailer for their upcoming film, Burton and Taylor. Playing the role of Taylor’s twice-married and twice-divorced husband Richard Burton is The Wire’s Dominic West. The biopic focuses on the time the couple starred in the Broadway production of Private Lives in 1983.
Since Noel Coward’s comedy featured a divorced couple running into each other in France while honeymooning with their respective new spouses, many were intrigued by the play due to the parallels with Burton and Taylor’s own troubled relationship. Check out the trailer below. No date on when the film will broadcast in the UK or in the US has been announced.
Burton and Taylor: TV Trailer
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