Lindsay Lohan Will Portray Elizabeth Taylor in 'Liz & Dick' (PHOTOS)


Lindsay Lohan is making a comeback. After months of negotiations, LiLo is officially set to portray Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz & Dick, based on the true story of the screen icon’s historic romance with actor Richard Burton.

In an official statement, given to Deadline, Lindsay said,

“I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.”

Last month, the Mean Girls actress completed her court-mandated community services, but quickly became the headline of numerous tabloid reports of fights Lohan was allegedly involved in. But after her a hosting stint on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which drew big ratings, Lifetime seems ready to proceed with Lindsay as their star actress in the film.

Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks went on to talk about the role.

“We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor,” Sharenow said in a statement. “She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon.”

In addition to landing the Liz & Dick role, Lindsay will also guest star on Glee on May 15 as a judge for the Nationals episode.

 

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  • Julie
    Julie

    Still better than Minka Kelly.

  • Julie
    Julie

    See Lifetime, HBO chooses REAL ACTORS for their movies.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Bill Murray for Oscar!

  • Julie
    Julie

    They really look like each other a lot, but I have serious doubts about Ashton's acting talent.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Don't screw up, or the angels will kill you.

  • Julie
    Julie

    I think she will be better than Reese Witherspoon. Too bad it's only a TV movie.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Can't wait!

  • Julie
    Julie

    The Butler sounds so exciting. So many actors playing so many important people.

  • Julie
    Julie

    AMAZING!

  • Julie
    Julie

    I want to see the pictures first, but I think Scarlett can do this .

  • Julie
    Julie

    I am still in shock that she will portrait this legend, but the movie is sure gonna bring a lot of rating for Lifetime.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hope she won't screw up.

  • InsertNameHere
    InsertNameHere

    Oh my god, who the fuck gave her that role, she's hot but she looks nothing like her

  • Agatha Sissons
    Agatha Sissons

    I am a huge huge fan of both Jewel and June Carter! Honestly, to my ears, both of these ladies have a SWEET HEAVENLY ANGELIC VOICE which is such a comfort and consolation to listen to especially before going to bed or if you have some kind of constant troubles in life! Jewel is the most beautiful girl inside and out (Should be noted as the MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL because she is!) So is the gentle yet strong beautiful June Carter! Jewel a pure country rooted who loves the real nature of the sweet country side. To have JEWEL to play June Carter Cash is the BEST and RIGHT choice that ever happened!!! I already looking forward so much into this. Jewel and June, the most inspiring women in my LIfe! ~♥~

 
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