Rachel Weisz cast as Elizabeth Taylor in biopic centered on her AIDS activism

By : Jeremy Williams
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ABOVE: Rachel Weisz at the Montclair Film Festival in 2018. (Photo by Neil Grabowsky, from Wikimedia Commons)

Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz is stepping into the role of one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars during one of the most controversial times in her life.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weisz will play Elizabeth Taylor in the biopic “A Special Relationship.” The movie will focus on Taylor’s friendship with her assistant Roger Wall, a gay man who grew up in the homophobic “Deep South,” and her AIDS activism in the 1980s.

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