Lana Del Rey Is Working On a Short Film Inspired By an Elizabeth Taylor Classic Movie

Lana promises that this new short film will be 20 minutes longer than 'Tropico.'

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If you enjoyed Tropico then Lana Del Rey has some good new for you: another short film is coming soon... possibly. In a new interview with Billboard, Lana said that in her free time, she's started to work on a new short film. "I’ve been thinking it might be time to do a longer video—a 40 minute video," she said. "I was watching The Sandpiper, and I was working on something kind of based on that." For anyone doubting Lana's ability to write a short film, it's important to note that was the brains behind the insane helicopter camera shootout in the "High By The Beach" video and wrote all of her 2013 short film Tropico.

For those who don't know, The Sandpiper is a 1965 film that Elizabeth Taylor starred in alongside her fifth husband Richard Burton. The movie details the events before and after a single mom has a whirlwind affair with the the married headmaster of the school her formerly home-schooled son attends. While details of her short film are scarce, there is still hope that we may see her on the big screen, one way or another. "James Franco asked me to be in three films that were going to be directed by a Spanish director, and I was hesitant," she said. "I think he heard my hesitance and got scared. Someone wanted me to be Sharon Tate." Judging from the end product of the book James wrote about her, our wildest dreams can only give us a hint of what a collaboration between the two of them on the big screen would be like. Check out her full interview here.

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