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Lindsay Lohan: Elizabeth Taylor Role Confirmed!

Lindsay Lohan: Elizabeth Taylor Role Confirmed!

It’s official – Lindsay Lohan will be portraying the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s original movie Liz & Dick, the network has announced.

“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,” the 25-year-old actress said in a statement.

The project takes a look at the true story of Elizabeth and actor Richard Burton, who, “despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see … shared an undeniable love greater than most people could have ever dreamed.”

“We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor. She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon,” said Lifetime’s Executive Vice President, Programming, Rob Sharenow.

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  • Lola

    Oh dear oh dear… unfair to Elizabeth.

  • mary

    i’m not sure about casting Lindsay as Elizabeth. however, i’m willing to wait to see the film before judging.

  • John

    She’s not an actress anymore. This casting is an atrocity. Give the part to an unknown actress who works hard at learning her craft rather than Lohan, she will bring nothing to the project.

  • shar

    HUH? WHAT? Really? -_-

  • fsa

    why did this movie get so much hype? It’s a LIFETIME movie. people are so excited for Lindsay like she’s making a comeback with an oscar-worthy movie.

  • Bryn

    Effing disgrace! What an insult to Elizabeth!

  • lacey

    Just remember its for a LIFETIME movie not a big hollywood movie :P

  • rachel

    wish emmy rossum will play as liz!

  • bsr

    the only right choice about this movie is that it involves the name ”dick” . what is wrong with them,lindsay lohan is not the right choice to enact gorgeous elizabeth taylor!!

  • ck

    That awful, grinding sound you hear is Ms Taylor spinning in her grave.

  • GFW

    “That awful, grinding sound you hear is Ms Taylor spinning in her grave.”
    For real!
    Good GOD what has happened with Hollywood?? There are no words to explain how dumb and stupid this is. None.
    You get a awful actor to play one of the best? Eh?

  • GFW

    PS, Is this the ONLY photo this site could find of this most beautiful and stunning woman icon of the industry, really?

  • Dooley

    I guess she will be playing the 40 something Taylor.LOL!

  • Delilah

    No way, Elizabeth must be rolling in her grave.

  • stephanie

    wait, WHAT?!!! you’ve gotta be kidding me! Elizabeth Taylor one of the greatest and most beautiful woman in Hollywood performed by a talentless junky wh0re??? what’s wrong with the world?

  • Queen Elisabeth

    that will be the closest she gets to being an oscar winner

  • mo

    But it is a good all Schauspielerin………whatever.
    When I see some actress? … Creepy

  • Huntington

    Good. They look about the same age!

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    #1. They were both addicted to pills and booze and went into rehab. #2. They both did all sorts of outrageous things in their time and got tons of publicity. #3. Liz would probably just laugh in a good-natured manner and tell Lindsay to Go For IT!! (Liz was always for the underdog and willing to give someone a chance. A heart of Pure Gold!)

  • Creed

    Great! So we have someone to play Liz in her 70s!
    Now who will play young Elizabeth Taylor?

  • Maria

    Going to wait and see it before judging, though this may take a while to be released…if ever.

  • Jess

    Still think Megan Fox would’ve been a better choice.

  • RedWeatherTiger

    This Sharenow guy must be sharing coke and sexie times with Lindsay now…and she must have all the skanky photos. Cannot imagine any other way someone would make such an epically poor casting decision.

  • Gossipgirl

    Busted foolishness and defiling Liz’s legacy, here we come! God!

  • Sarah.

    Seriously this is ridiculous. Elizabeth Taylor was so beautiful and a legend. One of the best! And out of all people.. Lindsay Lohan is going to play her????… o.O

  • Jasmine

    …and is she going to play the middle aged version of Elizabeth?

  • lindsaylou

    Shouldn’t someone who LOOKS like Elizabeth Taylor play her. Firecrotch has never had a beautiful day in her life. She was a cute little kid, an ok teen, and she’s a prematurely aged worn out mess now. She torched through her youth and her looks, and coasts on handouts of our legal system based on pity for her. Really, Linds as Liz??? Is this a joke, are we being punked???

  • Shawna

    Why do you keep using that horrible picture of Lindsay? She doesn’t look that anymore and there are lots of better recent pictures of her. It is absolutely ridiculous.

  • Marie

    Elizabeth Taylor is what most of today’s so-called “Hollywood Royalty” can only dream of aspiring to be with the short list limited to a talent such as say…Meryl Streep for example. With that said, to even consider Lindsay Lohan for such a role, Lifetime Movie or not, is laughable at best. I don’t need to give her the benefit of the doubt or wait to see the movie to justify why she is nowhere near the caliber of newsworthy “bad girl” or mega talent that Liz the icon was and will continue to be long after most people forget who LL is. LOL Sorry to her fans but if the folks at Lifetime think a few years of tawdry press, multiple sex partners and run ins with the law makes Lindsay a proper choice to mirror that passionate volatility that was the center of much of Liz and Richard Burton’s still talked about love affair for the ages then they need to stop smoking rope and get a clue.

  • Maci

    I think some people should WAIT and actually see the product first before whining and complaining imo

  • Gossipgirl

    @Maci: No need to wait, based on what we see of this woman, WE know that it will be a busted cracktastrophe! That is, providing she can keep her shit in check long enough to actually film this mess.

  • Maci

    @Gossipgirl: If you say so lol. I don’t understand why people seem so angry and bitter when it comes to Lindsay. She’s a good actress imo so I def think she’ll give it all she has and do a good job while doing so

  • http://@rayudi Drew

    Ugh… why are we still speaking about her? There far better new actresses these days for this role… Take Allison Williams for example! And please lets get over Lohan who is simple overrated…

  • Ernie

    I am happy for Lindsay. She is a ver y good actress. I think the cast was just perfect. Who care about her legal troubles?. It is all about talent.

  • The80sRule

    In related news, Lifetime also announced Pee Wee Herman will be portraying Richard Burton!

  • KAY blood

    LiLo looks exactly like Liz at the age of 80 years old. LOL. LiLo looks horrible these days. LOL.

  • CHorowitz

    Liz is rolling in her grave! This is a terrible casting choice… I wont be watching

  • believe

    Liz was one of the most gorgeous women ever. She was also an Oscar winner. To have someone of Lohan’s ability and background performing as Liz Taylor is a slap in the face. I am sorry, I try to be positive, but this is too revolting.

  • Sammy

    Lindsay? Really??? Is this a joke!? What a insult to the beautiful miss Taylor. What’s next? Vanessa Hudgens as Audrey Hepburn?!

  • Happy_Evil_Dude

    Lohan probably thought this was a porno about a girl named Liz and her love for d!ck

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  • Sandra

    It should be Brooke Shields!

  • Christian

    I don’t know why, but a part of me is thinking she might do the film some justice. I mean her acting isn’t terrible, it’s just her everything else. Her personal life has pretty much poisoned her career. If she wasn’t such a wreck, my bet is that actually might be pulling for her.

  • piece of me

    Has Hohan’s hair EVER matched her skintone? Jesus.

  • RobN

    Well I met Liz and she was sooo beautiful, after became skinny and the first AIDS activist of fame.Now Linsday- not so so beautiful young, as Liz was almost 60 but more beautiful. What a train wreck it’ll be :) Fun to watch and Liz herself will be laughing. Really—Can you imagine Lindsay doing anything courageous for people with AIDS or anyone. Glamorous Re-hab is what she likes, not doing anything for anyone-except Lindsay, LOL ! Lifetime too, (G) prestigious :)

  • RobN

    By the way, Liz had a passion for Richard Burton.
    Maybe the movie should cast cocaine as RB. :)