The search is over and Lifetime chose â€œTrue Bloodâ€ actor Grant Bowler.
The biopic will be about the up-and-down love story between Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
â€œGrant will add gravitas to our couple and bring to life one of the greatest actors who has ever lived,â€ said executive producer Larry A. Thomas to Deadline. â€œBurton was a Welsh poet, a rascal, and a manâ€™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.â€
Production for â€œLiz & Dickâ€ will begin June 4th.