Lindsay Lohan will play Dame Elizabeth Taylor

Tuesday April 24, 2012

It has been confirmed that Lindsay Lohan will play Dame Elizabeth Taylor in a film based on her love affair with actor Richard Burton.

After much speculation that the Mean Girls star would play the iconic actress, Lifetime have finally confirmed the casting decision.

Production of the movie – said to be named Liz and Dick – is set to begin in early June.

There was no mention of who will play Richard Burton or when the film will air.

Elizabeth and Richard met as co-stars of the 1963 epic Cleopatra.

They fell in love as the world looked on, left their respective spouses and got married. Then they divorced, only to remarry and divorce again.

In recent years 25-year-old Lindsay has gained her own measure of notoriety. Liz And Dick represents a step in her attempted career comeback.

Iconic weddings: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Photo: © Getty

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