But before you go planning next year’s Oscars, Deadline says the project, titled Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story, would air on Lifetime, and would follow Taylor’s notorious relationship with former husband and fellow-actor Richard Burton.
Lindsay, who recently appeared in a photo spread for Playboy, was previously up for the role of porn star Linda Lovelace in the movie Inferno. Due to her legal woes, Lindsay was fired from the project and replaced by actress Malin Akerman. She was also confirmed at one point to play Kim Gotti in Gotti: Three Generations, opposite John Travolta. No word yet on the status of that role.
Lindsay’s last acting gig was in the 2010 action flick Machete. She previously starred in the straight-to-TV movie Labor Pains, in 2009.
Taylor, a two-time Oscar-winning actress, died early last year from congestive heart failure. She was 79.
What do you think? Could Lindsay Lohan pull off the role of Elizabeth Taylor? Or is someone else better suited for the part?