“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.