The search is over and Lifetime chose “True Blood” actor Grant Bowler.
The biopic will be about the up-and-down love story between Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
“Grant will add gravitas to our couple and bring to life one of the greatest actors who has ever lived,” said executive producer Larry A. Thomas to Deadline. “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.”
Production for “Liz & Dick” will begin June 4th.