Lifetime Confirms: Lindsay Lohan to Play Elizabeth Taylor

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Despite her recent nightclub altercation (and the other, strikingly similar recent nightclub altercation) Lindsay Lohan is set to star as the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime original movie Liz & Dick, the network itself confirms.

Filming will begin in early June in Los Angeles, with LiLo as Liz.

Firecrotch Reloaded

For nearly a quarter of a century, Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and the fiery romance they shared was often called “the marriage of the century.”

It was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day.

Swarmed by press, Taylor and Burton’s love affair was one of the first romances to play out in the public eye ... something celebrity gossip staple Lohan can relate to.

Says Lifetime of the film and its lead:

"Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Taylor and Burton shared an undeniable love greater than most people could have dreamed."

Regarding the announcement, Lohan 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.”

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

With any luck, she'll also stay sober throughout!

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

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Yikes. I've about lost patience with Lindsay.......it'll be interesting to see if she can pull this off. I was thinking Megan Fox would have been a better choice and less of a risk.

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