Jolie beats Zeta-Jones to play Taylor in biopic

August 2nd, 2010 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS  

Angelina Jolie London, Aug 2 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has beaten Catherine Zeta-Jones to play Elizabeth Taylor in her biopic.

According to a source close to director Mike Nichols, “Angelina just shaded it in his mind” and will now portray the icon, whose turbulent love life with Richard Burton made headlines in the sixties and seventies, reports

The film will be based on the book Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger.

Russell Crowe, Clive Owen and Colin Farrell are among the favourites to play Burton.

Jolie, 35, said she was “honoured” to play Taylor, adding: “I’m fascinated by her and the mystery and mystique that have always surrounded her. We haven’t got a script yet but as soon as we have something good enough we’ll make it.”‘

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