LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Lindsay Lohan channeled Marilyn Monroe for her recent Playboy pictorial, and now the actress’ next role could be portraying another Hollywood legend.

Lohan is reportedly in “early talks” to play Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie about the screen icon’s romance with Richard Burton.

The news was first reported by Deadline on Monday, and later confirmed by Entertainment Weekly.

According to EW, “Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story,” would focus on Taylor’s long and public romance with Burton. The film was originally announced as part of Lifetime’s 2011-2012 development slate.

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Taylor and Burton married twice – first from 1964-1974, and again from 1975-1976. Last month, the late actress’ jewelry collection, including a number of pieces that were gifts from Burton, fetched $137 million as part of an auction of Taylor’s possessions that sold for a total of $157 million.

Lohan’s most recent acting credits include the film “Machete” and an appearance on the TV series “Ugly Betty.” Like Taylor, who died in March at age 79, she found fame at a young age and grew up in the spotlight.

Comments (80)
  1. greg says:

    OMG – YUK !!!!

    1. joe says:

      Get your eyes examined

    2. Really says:

      OMG yuck? very gay comment, she looks good naked

  2. DigitalBob says:

    She’s crazy but she’s hot. I wouldn’t kick her out of bed unless she wanted to do it on the floor for a while.

  3. Melvin says:

    No but H*ll no. Ms. Lohan might be coming out of her funk, but she is not even close to being qualified to play Elizabeth Taylor.
    Who comes up with these stupid rolls, this is makes about as much sense as M.Streep playing M.Thatcher.

  4. Steve-Oh says:

    If LiLo doesn’t end up in Club 27, I can easily see her going the iconic trash role of Liz Taylor. This girl is a multiple divorcee in the making. Her first marriage will have the tabloid running in full gear years after she is divorced.

  5. chuk a spear says:

    liz gdid a lot of drinking and drugs when she was young

  6. Markllar says:

    She will never act in another major film. She is an addict and is uninsurable = no big film for her.

  7. mimi says:

    Would nt watch that!! Disgusting! Why is she not in jail???

    1. wow says:

      because she’s not a threat to society, and we shouldn’t throw people in cages for no good reason.
      You ever been locked in a cage?

  8. Writeloudly says:

    Hmm…I don’t see it…Liz had that “it” factor …you know that thing she did with her eyes? She was class not crass…

    I just don’t see it. Will see.

  9. franko says:

    I would rather see Megan Fox play Liz! Look at some their photos side by side. Its amazing. And Megan can get that longing far-away look in her eyes Liz did. And Megan has great comic timing (see Jonah Hex)! But who plays Richard Burton? Tom Hardy? I’d be glued to the screen watching Megan Fox and Tom Hardy warily circle each other lol.

    1. disc-0-duc says:

      “But who plays Richard Burton?”

      That’s easy, Russell Crowe.

  10. Hermano Lobo says:

    Lindsay Lohan , a drug addict, and convicted shoplifter is now the darling of Hollywood. Make’s sense, doesn’t it ?

  11. Robb Nunya says:

    She’s not even CLOSE to pretty enough to play Liz Taylor.

  12. trashy says:

    “…found fame at a young age and grew up in the spotlight.” And there the similarity ends.

  13. biker mike says:

    How many times do the public have to say it, lohan is washed up, too ugly to look at, we dont want to go see her in anything, dont even want to see her nude, just go away, the only thing she can do is the poster child of before and after doing drugs, would be a great anti drug ad

  14. LLeone says:

    Liz Taylor was a a talented lady who could quite realistically act like a tramp when the role called for it. Lindsay Lohan is simply a tramp. It remains to be seen if she can act like a lady. That might be a rather high bar, for her.

    But if she ever pulls it off, it would be an Oscar award winning performance, indeed.

    1. Allan Szast says:

      Might be good for Lohan to do a Tara Reid and disappear for a while and get herself together

  15. Joe Dutra says:

    She could do a better Michael Jackson.

  16. Pat Rathke says:

    She doesn’t have it! No if’s about it. Lohan should just go away. Or perhaps found a clinic like the Betty Ford clinic. Do her time helping people and then just maybe when she matures…and I do mean matures, come back into the Hollywood scene. It is a disgrace to cast her as Elizabeth Taylor.

  17. you're kidding right says:

    Sorry Elizabeth. You were both beautiful and talented and now a far less artfully skilled Hollywood seems to be bent on destroying or making a mockery of your legacy.

  18. MustangLee says:

    There are no actresses in all of hollywood with anywhere near what it would take to play Taylor. None. Megan Fox? Taylor was never that scrawny and as far as any resemblance – I don’t see it. Just leave it alone, this is just one more project that is entirely unnecessary.

  19. Jessica Klein says:

    Maybe Lohan can play the old Elizabeth Taylor when she was addicted to painkillers?

    Otherwise — what a HORRIBLE choice! You might as well hire a disgusting porn actress. They are better looking and are slightly better actresses.


  20. Rex Reed says:

    Please just go away.

  21. Peg says:

    I think she would be good playing Elizabeth Taylor. We forget that Lindsey is a good actress and she is beautiful She just needs to mature and get some guidance. Maybe she should meet a nice guy like Tim Tebow.

    1. JJ says:

      I agree Peg. Lindsay is a beautiful girl if you look past the character. She has similar faciall characteristics as Liz if you look closely. I think she is a troubled young lady who needs some like Tebow in her life to get her pointed in the right direction. She has a lot working against her including her family.

  22. mrsharfer says:

    Elizabeth Taylor had class and grace even through her addictions. When you show your hoo-haw to photographers, that is not class. Lindsey is trailer trash pure and simple. Plus she has aged 20 years in the last three. This will not reinstate her as an actress. Please Hollywood. don’t do this!

  23. Hal Lee says:

    And another stupid movie idea, brought to you by Hollyweird!

  24. Jimbo says:

    If she goes back to her natural color, she can play the young Carrot Top in the Lifetime movie the no one will watch.

  25. Historyshowsus says:

    Liz must be rolling in her grave. She had class. Lohan, not so much. I wonder if Lohan will be out of jail long enough to play the part?

  26. Superpower says:

    Oh, she’s an actor? I thought she was just a chronic tabloid alcoholic that like prison life.

  27. Casey says:

    skelator playing Elizabeth Taylor?? Give me a freaking break!

  28. Peter says:

    Give her a break. She’s a talented actress. Maybe at some point she will see that and this role might give her that opportunity.

  29. Liberalsarefunny says:


    The truly pitiful Hollywood culture rolls on….

  30. Mike says:

    She is perfectly fine….leave her alone you jealous no good angry at life dumb people!!!

    1. Liberalsarefunny says:

      Hey Mikey–you are 14 years old–right?

      Got lotsa pics of MM in your bedroom in your mama’s basement?


  31. Ann Ominous says:

    She lacks the requisite experience for the role.

    She needs many more marriages and divorces first…

    1. August says:

      And way-more drug addicted alcoholic binges & rehabs…..

  32. ron300 says:

    I have seen her with her hair died dark brown years ago and I was stunned at how much she looked like Liz Taylor. I think she would make a great Liz Taylor. She is a very good actress, this could be her break out film. Go get em gal.

    1. Maverick43t says:

      This thieving drug addict does not even remotely look like Liz Taylor.
      Elizabeth Taylor was truly one of the most physically beautiful women in the world during the height of her career.
      Ms. Lohan is a human train wreck – physically and mentally.

  33. Ronnie says:

    I’d pick Jennifer Connelly, who actually looks like Liz.

  34. Jack Warner says:

    LiLo playing Taylor would be like Peewee Herman playing Lawrence Olivier or Snoop Dog playing Sidney Portier.

    1. Popeye Thesailorman says:


    2. Casey says:

      Or Urkle playing Mohammed Ali…

    3. JohnnySunshine says:

      Please stop or my side may split from laughing so hard.

  35. August says:

    Romance? That was no “Romance”, that was two drug addicted alcoholics on a decades-long binge!

    1. Popeye Thesailorman says:

      well that part won’t be a stretch for lohan

  36. Ralph E says:

    I dunno, I sorta think they should pick someone who is physically attractive, like Liz Taylor was when she was young.

  37. NYS Parkie says:

    She couldn’t carry Taylor’s bed pan.

  38. Auric Maston says:

    She would be perfect for the role. Not only does she have a physical resemblance, especially around the eyes, but she’s demonstrated similar personality traits and shortcomings in real life. I think Ms. Lohan might be able to give method acting a shot this time around, assuming she gets the role.

  39. Joe E in the IE says:

    Talk about taking a dump on someone’s legacy. . ..

  40. Popeye Thesailorman says:

    She’ll need to GAIN about 100 lbs. during the role, about what Liz herself gained married to Burton

  41. Hil says:

    Can they Keep her out of Jail long enough?

  42. Abel Garcia says:

    Lilo has the face and acting talents to protray Liz Taylor. She will probally get to wear Taylor’s jewelery without having to appear in “Court”!

  43. ding says:

    oh..boo who the invested loosers of hollywood keep trying to push their garbage (linsdey lohan and the likes)..

  44. keithd561 says:

    She’s a loser and a has been, all by the age of 25. She hasn’t made a movie in years, is uninsurable, has been in “early talks” on a half dozen movies that she get’s dropped from, and makes a living now by taking her clothes off. There’s a name for that, uh…

  45. Jerry Lapple says:

    Dizzy broad………………………………..not worth a comment.

  46. Momofthree says:

    Doesn’t Hollywood get it? Nobody watches their sleazy movies anymore. I certainly won’t allow my kids to watch the trash they spew on the screen.

    1. Ray says:

      Hollywood’s box office returns for 2011 were the highest in history (even after accounting for inflation). So I don’t think they have a lack of viewers.

  47. jeff says:

    I don’t think I’ll ever pay to see anything that lindsay is in. She’s a loser and not a good actress.

  48. rapunzel says:

    why not try out for the role of Amy Winehouse

  49. David says:

    For those who think the Liz Taylor was a saint and not a tramp, Debbie Reynolds would like a word with you. Multiple marriages and countless affairs with married men is the epitome of a tramp. She was also a drug addict although the press in those days weren’t as aggressive in digging up that kind of dirt on celebrities and the Studio machinery was far more powerful in being able to control the images of their stable of actors.

  50. Satch says:

    Let’s face it, todays Hollyweird is this Nations garbage dump.

  51. journeyman says:

    this bad girl has all the making to be great someday.

  52. Lou says:

    Somebody’s idea of a sick joke. I won’t pay even the .99cent price to see her. She has given the rude finger to the law too many times.

  53. John C says:

    But can she be depended on to responsibly show up for work everyday sober and ready to make a movie? Her history suggests NO.

  54. jtdavies says:

    The article says she is in early talks. That just means her agent called the casting agent and said, “What about Lohan for the Liz role?” Doesn’t maen anything.

  55. lady gagaa says:

    not worth a pimple on Liz’s asch

    hey yall a white trash lezbo gonna play ET

  56. ZZMike says:

    That would be an insult to Taylor, who had something Lohan has never even heard of: class.

    I agree with others that this is just a publicity stunt to keep her name in the news.

  57. edwardo says:

    I thought she was playing LInda Lovelace? what happened there? NOW Elizabeth Taylor? OMG, combine the two and play a woman who deep thrats a horse!

  58. Rymar says:

    I don’t think she can play Liz Taylor but with a mustache and a bad wig, maybe Rip Taylor.

  59. OutInTheOC says:

    You got to be kidding me….that skinny piece of trash thinks she can EVER amount to an inch of the great Taylor……..time for a blood test. How much crack has Lohan been smoken?

  60. BrocinChina says:

    This is Lohan’s version of the 7th Step.

  61. old409 says:

    Why would anybody have any interest in this drunken/drugged up skaaank?

  62. sylvie says:

    LMAO. I think I will skip putting myself through watching the one!

  63. John Prete says:

    Really…a washed up talentless drug and booze soaked skank playing Liz…..Oh, I forgot….This is Hollywood Folks!

  64. JohnnySunshine says:

    This “ho” has spent so mcuh time in jail, that I’m waiting for her rap album to be released any day.

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