Yes, I know it’s a Lifetime Movie. It has nothing at all to do with anything pertaining to a future Criterion Collection release, a Criterion Collection director stooping to Lifetime levels, or anything like that. However, what it is is a new biopic about the life of one Elizabeth Taylor and one Richard Burton.
Oh, and it stars Lindsay Lohan. The first teaser for the upcoming Lifetime film, Liz And Dick has arrived, and I must say, it looks, interesting. I think the Lifetime aesthetic is obviously there, but as a person who has always found talent in Lohan, particularly in something like the hopefully one day Criterion-approved Prairie Home Companion. The relationship of Taylor and Burton is one of legendary proportions, so who better to take it on than a network of melodramas, right?[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Npfx-ov3oM&version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0]
Finally, in remake news, Allen Hughes has been tapped to remake Kim Jee-Woon’s fantastic A Bittersweet Life. The film follows a hitman who instead of killing his assignments, a boss and his mistress, falls in love with the latter after telling the pair to never see one another again. Personally, as a huge fan of Jee-Woon’s film, this remake is rather odd. I’m not a huge fan of the Hughes Brothers, and while it will be interesting to see how Allen does solo with a film like this, as a big fan of Jee-Woon, this remake just seems ill-advised.