Lindsay Lohan may play screen icon Elizabeth Taylor

Wednesday January 11, 2012

Lindsay Lohan is apparently in talks to play Elizabeth Taylor in a TV movie.

The troubled actress - who recently posed in a Marilyn Monroe-themed cover shoot for Playboy - is in early talks to star as the late Hollywood legend in a film for cable network Lifetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

E! Online reports that the project – which has been in development since last year and is titled Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story – would chronicle the tempestuous love affair between Elizabeth and Welsh actor Richard Burton, who she married twice.

The film, penned by Emmy award-winning writer Christopher Monger, has no director attached as yet.

It would be 25-year-old Lindsay's first film role since she appeared in 2010 action flick Machete.

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