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Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones Up for Elizabeth Taylor Role in Biopic

July 16, 2010, 10:00 am GMT

While the two Oscar winners are competing for the female lead role, Russell Crowe, Clive Owen and Colin Farrell are reportedly among the contenders to play Taylor's ex-husband Richard Burton.



Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones are fighting it out to play Elizabeth Taylor on the big screen, according to industry reports. The two Oscar winners are in talks to play the movie icon in an upcoming film based on Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger's book "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century".

Russell Crowe, Clive Owen and Colin Farrell are among the big names being suggested as possible Burton, Taylor's ex-husband. Mike Nichols is reportedly interested in directing the film.

Angelina Jolie recently wrapped the production of "The Tourist" and is set to voice Master Tigress in "Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom". Catherine Zeta Jones, in the meantime, is attached to play Cleo in 2011 "Cleopatra".

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