There is no Hollywood star more iconic than Elizabeth Taylor. With her looks, her amazing talents and her scandalous love life this starlet truly was the epitome of a Hollywood bombshell. However, it seems fans will soon see a different side of the larger than life star’s life in the new biopic starling Rachel Weisz.
The film titled ‘A Special Relationship’ will focus on Elizabeth Taylor’s close relationship with her assistant Roger Wall and her work as an AIDS activist in the 1980s. Not many people know about how involved the actress was in creating public awareness in the early days of the epidemic and his compelling true story will show the struggles the actress and the gay community faced, the effects of which are still felt today. This is set to be a story of love, triumph, and loss as activists raged against negative stereotypes and discrimination in order to save lives.
This film offers something different for viewers as most films, books, and programs about the actress focus on her love life and many marriages. Not only will we get to see the actress in her later years, but we will also see more about her relationship with the gay community and her tireless efforts to create change.
Having starred in films such as The Mummy, Constantine, and The Constant Gardener, Rachel Weisz has proved herself to be an incredible actress with commanding performances and insight. With Rachel as the leading lady audiences will be swept up in the charm of Elizabeth Taylor once more. It also helps that Rachel has an uncanny resemblance to Elizabeth Taylor.
Even though filming has not yet begun, there is already a lot of Oscar buzz about the film. With a strong and dynamic cast, the film also has tremendous clout with a script written by the remarkably talented Simon Beaufoy who penned the scripts for slumdog millionaire and the full monty. While it hasn’t been confirmed yet but the film is also set to be directed by the fantastic female filmmaking duo Bert & Bertie who are renowned for their expertise.
With a cast and crew as gifted as this and with the film already being slated as an Oscar favorite, its certain that this film will make quite an impact. Add to that the tremendous storyline of love and struggle and a famous Hollywood icon and you won’t want to miss ‘A special relationship’ when it hits theatres.