Scorsese May Direct Liv Tyler

Martin Scorsese is eyeing the chance to direct Liv Tyler in a biopic of Bettie Page, the country’s first kinky pinup girl, Variety reports. The director and star have been in talks for several months about the project and appear ready to begin shopping it to studios. Page became an underground cult figure in the 1950s and a precursor to such vamping femmes as Madonna because of her willingness to pose nude in kinky pictorials that included bondage, whips and leather. For Tyler, this would be a marked departure from the virginal good-girl roles she’s played in such films as “That Thing You Do!”, “Stealing Beauty” and “Armageddon.”

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