Lifetime has found Elizabeth Taylor her Richard Burton.
The upcoming movie “Liz & Dick” made headlines for casting Lindsay Lohan to play the legendary star. Now producers have turned to former “True Blood” pack member Grant Bowler to play Richard Burton, according to E! News. The movie chronicles Taylor’s relationship and marriages with Burton.
Production on the television movie is set to begin on June 4.
“Grant will add gravitas to our couple and bring to life one of the greatest actors who has ever lived,” executive producer Larry A. Thompson told the Deadline.com. “Burton was a Welsh poet, a rascal, and a man’s man, who swept Elizabeth Taylor off her feet and flew her so close to the sun that they both exploded into stardust that still lights up Hollywood.”
Bowler, is also known for his role on “Ugly Betty,” and will next star in the Syfy series, “Defiance.”