Lifetime television announced today that Lindsay Lohan is definitely going to play Elizabeth Taylor in a new TV movie.
(Lohan's rep told Lifeline Live this long ago, but, hey, now it's 100% more official).
Lohan will star as the legendary actress in Liz & Dick, based on the true story of the screen icon's historic romance with actor Richard Burton. Principal photography on the movie will begin in early June in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, executive vice president, programming, of Lifetime Networks.
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 Sharenow. "She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon."