Bonham Carter is an inspired choice for Taylor, and Burton will no doubt be perfectly played by
Jimmy McNulty Dominic West. The movie will revolve around Liz and Dick's 1983 Broadway revival of Noel Coward's play Private Lives. If you'd like a little history on the intense, fascinating relationship between Taylor and Burton during this time, you should check out this excellent New York Magazine story from 1983. Hot damn, those were some crazy kids older adults.
The movie is part of the BBC's latest slew of dramas, which they (rather adorably) say take a "bold, adventurous, authorial approach that exports because of its Britishness not despite it." Them's fighting words!