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Plans for Hepburn, Tracy biopic

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn's romance is set to be shown on the big screen in Tracy And Hepburn.

The biopic, which has been written by David Rambo, will focus on the couple's complicated love affair over 27 years, from their first meeting at MGM Studios to his death in 1967.

Producer David Permut told Deadline: "David Rambo is one of the most prolific writers I know. I had entrusted him to write a one-man play on Ronald Reagan called The Lifeguard, which he executed brilliantly.

"He's now gotten under the skin of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn's complex relationship with the same unique style and elegance."

Spencer and Katharine were one of Hollywood's most successful on-screen couples, having starred in nine films together since Woman Of The Year in 1942. They also enjoyed a long love relationship off-screen in private, although the two-time Oscar-winning actor never divorced his wife Louise Tracy.

The search for a director and cast to portray the screen legends is under way.

John Dayton, who worked with Katharine and became a confidante to the actress, will co-produce the film.

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