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'Burton and Taylor' likely to top 'Liz & Dick'

It already sounds like BBC America's upcoming movie "Burton and Taylor" will be better than last year's "Liz & Dick."

First off, Lindsay Lohan will not reprise the Elizabeth Taylor role from the Lifetime trifle in which she starred with Grant Bowler, who played Richard Burton. Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter star as classic Hollywood's most famous and volatile lovers in the new biopic, which is set to air this fall.

But that's not the only plus for the new project. Unlike "Liz & Dick," which spanned the entire on-again, off-again saga of the couple's affairs, two marriages and friendship until Burton's death, the 90-minute "Burton and Taylor" will focus on their post-marriages relationship played out against their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward's stage play, "Private Lives."

"Burton and Taylor" was written by William Ivory, directed by Richard Laxton and produced by Lachlan McKinnon.

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