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Look out, Lindsay Lohan: New Liz Taylor film planned

5:09 PM, Mar 22, 2013   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) If you didn't care for Liz & Dick, the Lifetime TV movie starring Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler, about the tempestuous love affair between Hollywood darlings Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, it's getting a do-over.

BBC America announced today that it will co-produce a 90-minute drama titled Burton and Taylorfor Dramaville. It will star Dominic West (The Wire,The Hour) and Helena Bonham Carter (The King's SpeechLes Miz), as the legendary acting couple.

Burton and Taylor, according to BBC America's announcement, "follows their private and public relationship played out against their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward's stage play, Private Lives."

"We are thrilled to bring Burton and Taylor to BBC America's Dramaville," says Perry Simon of BBC Worldwide America. "With the incredibly talented and award-winning Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West in the title roles and a compelling script from William Ivory, Burton and Taylor captures the final and complicated reunion on stage of two British and Hollywood icons. We're excited to tell this story in the tradition of the great BBC dramas our audience has come to expect."

Also coming from Dramaville: the miniseries Spies of Warsaw, premiering April 3. The Golden Globe-winning miniseries Luther will also return, but no date has been announced.

Carol Memmott

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