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Martin Scorsese Might Make a Movie About Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s Relationship

Paramount Pictures has optioned Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century, Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger's 2010 book, and the ever-industrious Martin Scorsese is in talks to direct. Taylor and Burton had a bit of a stormy relationship: They met on the set of 1963's Cleopatra, busted up their respective marriages to be with one another, and eventually were wed and divorced twice. For contemporary readers: They were kind of like the original Sammi and Ronnie? [Deadline]

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