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Scorsese to make Liz Taylor/Richard Burton love story? Who plays Liz and Dick?

According to Deadline Hollywood, Paramount pictures is "finalizing a deal" for Martin Scorsese to direct Furious Love, the torrid chronicle of Elizabeth Taylor's and Richard Burton's affair and two marriages, based on the page-turning book by Sam Cashman and Nancy Schoenberger. Two questions: Is Scorsese the right filmmaker for this material. And who can do justice to Taylor and Burton, possessors of the most singular faces and voices of Hollywood's golden age?