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Rachel Weisz to play Elizabeth Taylor in a biopic

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Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, will address the role of the legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor in a new biopic, as” A Special kind of Relationship.”

Variety reported, the film will explore Taylor’s journey from actress to activist.

“Slumdog Millionaire” screenwriter Simon Beaufoy wrote the script, which will tell the story through the lens of Taylor’s assistant, Roger’s the Wall. Directing duo Bert & Bertie (Katie Ellwood and Amber Finlayson) will helm the film, according to the outlet.

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“The public is clearly fascinated with the personal lives of the famous stars of Hollywood,” he said of the film’s producers, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. “There is no one more iconic than Elizabeth Taylor, and Simon Beaufoy has written a role that shines a light on Elizabeth’s humor and humanity, which is beautifully brought to life by the extraordinary talents of Rachel Weisz.”

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The Trustees of Taylor’s house, and the estate will reportedly also serve as a producer on the film.

No production dates, release dates or additional casting details were announced.

Most recently, Helena Bonham Carter played for Taylor in 2014, “Burton and Taylor,” while Lindsay Lohan took on the role in the Life of “Liz & Dick” in 2012.

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Weisz was nominated for best supporting actress last year for her role in “The Favorite” to win the award in 2005 for “the Constant Gardener.” It will be seen in Marvel’s “Black Widow.”

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