Now that Elizabeth Taylor is dead, unable to take to Entertainment Tonight Special Reports to complain about inaccuracies in any future biopics that might be made, it's about time we get on making just such a fictionalized account of her life. And lucky for Taylor's vengeful spirit, esteemed director Martin Scorsese looks to be the first one planning to do that film--or, rather, a film about Taylor and her passionate, on-again-off-again relationship with two-time husband Richard Burton. Paramount is purchasing the rights to Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger's Furious Love--a book about how Burton and Taylor were one of history's greatest That Terrible Couple--and are setting it up as a directing vehicle for Scorsese.
The question remains, however, of when Scorsese would do that: He's finishing up his 3-D Hugo Cabret adaptation right now, and, as is in fashion for the modern director, he already has several more projects already in the queue--like biopics on Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra,a Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran movie with De Niro and Joe Pesci, and a Five Obstructions remake with newly-discovered Nazi Lars von Trier. So it might be a while before anything comes of this. In the meantime, continue referring to Us Weekly for your regular why-the-fuck-does-anyone-care-about-this famous couple news.