Date: 29th October 2019
Rachel Weisz is set to play Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor in a new biographical film called "A Special Relationship" written by the Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy.
The film will chart Taylor's post-film career turn to activism for HIV/AIDS awareness in the mid-1980s. Bert & Bertie, the female directing duo behind this year's "Troop Zero", will direct Weisz in the film.
Beaufoy's script was drawn from hours of interviews with those close to Taylor. Alongside being an Oscar-winning actress whose iconic roles included Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf and Cleopatra, and a vibrant public figure who was married eight times to seven men, Taylor was a social activist who became one of the first major celebrities to vocally join the fight against HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.
Source: Press Release