Martin Scorsese could next be directing a love story of epic proportions – that of the relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Paramount is currently closing a deal to develop a film based on Furious Love, the book by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, which recounts the Taylor-Burton affair.
And the studio is envisioning it as a directing project for Scorsese.
Though the director’s super-busy at the moment, Paramount is clearly keen to get this one off the ground - they beat both Natalie Portman and King’s Speech scribe David Seidler to the movie rights.
How busy is Scorsese? Well he’s currently in post-production on Hugo Cabret - his first 3D movie - while possible next projects include The Irishman, a Frank Sinatra biopic and period film Silence.
Still, the Taylor-Burton affair could prove an enticing offer, especially considering the drama of their lives and the sumptuous period setting such a project would involve.
Could Furious Love be an opportunity for Scorsese to team up with Leonardo DiCaprio for a fifth time?
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