Scorsese To Direct Taylor/Burton Love Story?

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June 2, 2011 | 2:15pm EST

Director Martin Scorsese is in talks to turn Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s love story into a Hollywood movie, according to reports.
Taylor, who died in March, initially embarked on a romance with Burton after the two stars met on the set of Cleopatra in 1963 and they wed twice – once in 1964 and again in 1975, a year after their first divorce.

Taylor, who married a total of eight times, always maintained Burton was her one great love and they starred in 11 movies together before the actor’s death in 1984.

Their tumultuous relationship became the subject of Furious Love, a 2010 book by authors Sam Kasner and Nancy Schoenberger, and now the tome has been optioned by Paramount Pictures executives.

Scorsese is reportedly in negotiations to take charge of the film. Casting details have yet to be revealed.