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Lindsay Lohan In Talks To Play Elizabeth Taylor

Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to impersonating 1950s screen legends.  After posing as Marilyn Monroe in a series of photo shoots for a recent issue of Playboy, rumors have spread that Lohan is in early talks to take on the role of no other than Elizabeth Taylor.

Lohan would play the female lead in Lifetime’s original movie ELIZABETH & RICHARD: A LOVE STORY, which chronicles the enduring and passionate love of movie icons Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, one of the most celebrated love affairs of its day. Produced by Larry Thompson and written by TEMPLE GRANDIN’s Christopher Monger, the film was originally announced as part of Lifetime’s 2011- 2012 development slate.

Lohan has been compared to Taylor, not only by their physical resemblance. A 2004 Slate story lists a host of other similarities. ‘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.’

Though Lohan’s transition from a child actress to a young adult was successful with movies such as FREAKY FRIDAY and MEAN GIRLS, her acting career has for some time been sidelined by stints in rehab, jail, court rooms and recently, a morgue as part of her community service.  She has not escaped the camera work completely however, with her most recent credits including MACHETE and LABOR PAINS and a role on ABC’s UGLY BETTY.

Source: Deadline

Tina Baraga is a journalist. Since her early years, her passion and hobbies have always been rooted in movies, music and anything related to culture. The fascinating world of cinema still manages to amaze her and her favorite films range across all genres, including award winners CLOSER and VICKY CHRISTINA BARCELONA, comedy hit BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY and German film GOODBYE LENIN.

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