Kim Kardashian is producing and featuring in a documentary series about Elizabeth Taylor for the BBC.
Hot off the heels of its Superman Christopher Reeves doc being eyed by Warner Bros. Discovery at Sundance, Searching for Sugar Man producer Passion Pictures is behind Elizabeth Taylor: Rebel Superstar [working title], which is being shopped globally by Fremantle.
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Kardashian is one of a range of high profile stars including Joan Collins and Margaret O’Brien who knew Taylor personally and will appear in the three-part box set series for BBC Two and iPlayer, while she is also an EP.
The series will reveal how one of Hollywood’s most well known stars created the blueprint for modern celebrity. It will will take a deep dive into Taylor’s craft and technique as an actor – one who mesmerized cinemagoers, but also changed the relationship between audiences and stars – while going on to spotlight her work becoming a billion-dollar businesswoman, activist and advocate.
“Elizabeth Taylor was unapologetically herself, a fighter,” said Kardashian. “She is proof that you can keep evolving and changing and have different chapters in your life – and she paved the way for all of us who came after her with that blueprint.”
BBC Commissioning Editor Alistair Pegg said the series “promises a new understanding of Elizabeth Taylor – both her technique and power as an actor, and her capacity for reinventing herself.”
EPs are Kari Lia, Hamish Fergusson and Kardashian. James House is the series director and Jemma Chisnall is the series producer.
Kardashian recently starred in Ryan Murphy’s latest installment of American Horror Story as Siobhan Corbyn and she is re-teaming with Murphy for a Hulu legal drama. She is also starring in and producing female-driven comedy The 5th Wheel.
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