Lindsay Lohan may portray Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime movie. Deadline reports that Lohan is in early talks for the female lead in Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story. The film will focus on the "enduring love of movie icons Taylor and Richard Burton, whose fiery romance was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day."
Larry Thompson (Amish Grace) is set to produce the film based on a script penned by Christopher Monger (Temple Grandin). The movie was first announced as part as Lifetime’s 2011-12 development slate. Lohan most recently starred in Machete and Labor Pains and had an arc on ABC’s Ugly Betty.
Not only do Lohan and Taylor look alike, they have some other similarities according to a 2004 Slate story: “Both had domineering stage mothers, little semblance of a real childhood, fame from a young age, substance abuse issues, public emotional outpourings, and copious amounts of tabloid drama. The key difference, though, is that Elizabeth Taylor had a true record of achievement before she became the most notorious movie star in America.”
I am not a huge fan of Lohan, although Mean Girls and Freaky Friday are pretty good. I hope that she gets her life together with this role. What are your thoughts on this news?