Good news for fans and bad news for haters: Lindsay Lohan has been cast as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz and Dick.
Yep, whether you like it or not, Ms Lohan has bagged her first major leading role for a while. She is to portray the iconic actress herself in an account of Liz’s relationship with Richard Burton. Megan Fox was thought to be in the running too, before the confirmation came this week.
Lindsay hasn’t been seen a lot lately. Her last major role was in 2009’s TV comedy Labor Pains, made after a turbulent few years in the spotlight had given her a bad reputation.
She’s a long way away from the girl we first fell in love with in the remake of The Parent Trap, that’s for sure. And as for her star-making role in Tina Fey’s Mean Girls … well, the only way was down apparently. Even as her fellow co-stars Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams rose to the top.
Still, she looks like she’s on the right track to kick-start her career again. Speaking about the casting, Lindsay said:
“I am very honoured to have been asked to play this role.”
It’s a shame the film will most likely not hit the big screen. It has been commissioned by the Lifetime network, one whose speciality is female-oriented TV dramas.
There isn’t a director on board yet, but the script has been written by Brit Chris Monger.
We cannot deny she looks the part. What do you think? Will Lindsay make a good Liz Taylor?