‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Writers Working On Vivien Leigh Biopic | Film News
Moving on from one classic Hollywood star to the next, Feud: Bette and Joan writers Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen are venturing in to the world of Vivien Leigh.
The pair are pursuing the big screen with the biopic, an adaptation of Hugo Vickers’ Vivien Leigh: A Biography. The film focuses on the life of the actress and her relationship with Laurence Olivier, her spouse from 1940 to 1960. Her Academy Award winning portrayal of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) remains the highlight of her career.
Having received an Emmy nomination with Ryan Murphy for best writing for a Limited Series, their talent speaks high above their very limited resumes.
Zam and Cohen reportedly have a number of projects in development, however, including one based on William J. Mann’s biography Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star, and Kate, a biopic about the secret life of Katharine Hepburn.
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