THE SCREENING ROOM: Trailer Released for "Burton and Taylor" With Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West
08 Jul 2013
Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West co-star in the upcoming BBC drama "Burton and Taylor," which centers on the strained relationship between acting couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as they prepare for their ill-fated 1983 revival of Noël Coward's Private Lives.
Set to air this fall, the 90-minute drama "Burton and Taylor" is written by William Ivory. Richard Laxton directs. An official air date has not been announced.
West ("The Wire," "The Hour") stars as Burton with Carter ("Sweeney Todd," "The King's Speech") as Taylor.
According to the BBC, "The drama follows their private and public relationship played out against their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward's stage play, Private Lives... Burton and Taylor is one of the most fascinating, glamorous and tempestuous relationships of the 20th century - the two most famous movie stars of their day who played out every high and low of their love affairs, multiple marriages and divorces right in the public eye."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.