Quick -- name the most tempestuous, scandalous love affair and marriage in Hollywood. No, not Brad and Jennifer and Angelina. Did we hear you say Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton? Right. Theirs was a love affair that set the tabloids popping and paparazzi running, and now that Taylor has passed away Paramount Pictures is finalizing a deal to develop a feature about the romance -- with Martin Scorsese at the helm.
According to Deadline, the film will be produced by Julie Yorn, Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff of Krasnoff Foster Productions, and Scorsese through his Paramount-based Sikelia banner. The team has optioned 'Furious Love,' the Sam Kashner / Nancy Schoenberger book about the romance published last year by HarperCollins.