Lindsay Lohan Confirmed To Star As Elizabeth Taylor In Lifetime Biopic 'Liz & Dick'

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April 23rd, 2012

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Production on Original Movie Recounting Fiery Love Story of the Iconic Actress and Richard Burton to Begin in June


Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2012) – Lindsay Lohan is set to star as the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie 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.


For nearly a quarter of a century, Taylor and Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance -- often called “the marriage of the century” -- was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day.  Swarmed by paparazzi, Taylor and Burton’s love affair was played out entirely in front of the global press from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again.  Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Taylor and Burton shared an undeniable love greater than most people could have ever dreamed.


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.”


Liz & Dick will be produced by Larry A. Thompson Productions, Inc.  Larry A. Thompson (Amish Grace, Lucy & Desi) will serve as executive producer, with Christopher Monger (Temple Grandin) writing.

  • SJ

    While I’m actually (still) rooting for Lohan to get her life back on track, she doesn’t have the range to play such an iconic character. Not to mention that after her latest plastic surgery “adventure” she is starting to look more and more like Lara Flynn Boyle.

    Also, Liz & Dick? Really? Let’s hope that’s a working title.

  • Dan

    So excited that Lindsay will be playing Elizabeth Taylor. I am still rooting for her and am glad she is getting her career back on track. I always thought she was a good actress and I hope she will be able to shine and prove people wrong with this new role.

    I do, however, hate the title…hope it’s a working title too!

  • Fi

    Lindsay Low Hand has got to be the Worst possible choice, Lifetime.Make sure to litmus test her “water” & make sure she has plenty of Adderall & coke.Dont want her to come down & get cranky now.

  • Thesnalda

    Lifetime will have much to regret.Way to go enabling an addict who cannot stop her erratic & destructive behavior.Yeah good luck with that.

  • Suzy

    Didn’t Sherilynn Fenn play Elizabeth Taylor in a made for tv movie years ago? Well…you never know, it might not suck?

  • Mitch Logan

    @Heather McDonald

    She’s not. She’s being asked to portray Elizabeth Taylor, whom, as she deteriorates, she resembles more and more each day.

  • Kevin

    Good luck Linds!

  • Ian Mck

    I am rooting for her. Hope this movie reboots her career. Seriously I think she will be fantastic as Elizabeth Taylor. The title sucks though. Go Lindsay!!

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