The Lifetime project, which starts filming in early June, explores Taylor’s infamous romance with actor Richard Burton.
Lohan had been in talks about the role for several months, but recently it seemed negotiations may have stalled over Lohan’s return to bad-girl ways. Far from it, Lifetime Executive Vice President of Programming Rob Sharenow said.
‘We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor,’ he said. ‘She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon.’
We’re not sure any current actress’s talent, beauty and intrigue can be legitimately compared to Taylor’s. But in terms of tabloid notoriety? They’ve got the right girl.