LiLo officially playing Liz Taylor in Lifetime film
April 23rd, 2012
04:16 PM ET

LiLo officially playing Liz Taylor in Lifetime film

Lifetime is offering up more details about Lindsay Lohan's upcoming role as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime film, "Liz & Dick."

In a statement on Monday, Lifetime's exec VP of programming, Rob Sharenow, said they're "thrilled" that the 25-year-old actress is portraying the film legend, who died in March of last year.

Lohan, Sharenow said, "is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon."

For Lohan's part, the rebounding starlet said that she's "always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," according to the statement.

"She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well," Lohan continued. "I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.”

Lifetime's "Liz & Dick" will focus on the turbulent but passionate "historic romance" Taylor had with fellow actor Richard Burton. Production, according to the statement, is set to launch in Los Angeles in early June.


Filed under: Celebrities • Lindsay Lohan

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  1. Alejandrob Krallisd

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    July 13, 2012 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. positive thinking

    this can really be the opportunity she needs to get her career back on track. Go LiLo!

    June 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rim Shot

    A sleezy ho is going to play hollywood royalty.
    You can only go so far with makeup.

    June 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. daranicole

    Reblogged this on THENEWYEAR and commented:
    is this a joke? am i being punked right now?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. heloise8

    Reblogged this on The Trough.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rightone

    OPS....My computer deleted the work "beauty".

    I can't think of anyone who could match Liz's passionate personality when she was
    young, or her BEAUTY, or, her acting.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. rightone

    Who did the casting? Who made the decision and why? I like Lindsay but not to play Liz. What a bad decision.
    Especially now that Lindsay had plastic surgery. She doesn't even look like herself. Is someone trying to
    destroy Lindsay? She should opt out of the contract. I can't think of anyone who could match Liz's passionate
    personality when she was young or her, or, her acting. Maybe a combination of, Megan Fox, Ashley
    Judd and Angelina Joli??? Even that wouldn't work.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. NC Mom

    Liz Taylor was a beautiful violet eyed brunette....What are they thinking? Lifetime's movies are trash anyways. She was hired for the publicity...not talent or fitting the role.

    May 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. s

    I think Meagan Fox would make a better young liz. Lin looks to wahsed out.

    May 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heidi

      I think she is perfect to play the part of an old drug-addled drunk like Liz.

      May 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. house

    she should try to play an antagonist in a suspense movie.

    May 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. itsjosue

    So excited for this. Lindsay Lohan is an amazing actress. I'm sure she will make everyone proud.

    May 7, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. Julie

    Oh, PIGGY.....it seems that is exactly what you are, lowlife/trash mouth. It must SUCK TO BE YOU!

    May 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. annica

    sorry lin, you aint got what it takes to make Liz. I am sure Liz is turning in her grave as we speak that you will play this part. What were people in hollywood thinking to cast Lin for this part ........... Dumb. Dumb Dumb. again Dumb.!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Ms. Lohan looks as much like Elizabeth Taylor as my right testicle. Really bad casting. Elizabeth Taylor is the last of the great Hollywood actress. Lohan can't keep herself out of prison.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. suzangrace

    lifetime must be absolutely nuts! druggy, untalented, creepy lohan playing the amazinngly talented, generous, beautiful elizabeth taylor. there are many things wrong with this idea. lohan is NOT that talented to play the lovely liz taylor. she looks nothing like her and does not possess the style and grace of this incredible star. how about russell brand as richard burton? another JOKE of a suggesstion. use someone w/beauty, talent and kindness to play her. not this out of control psycho. liz and richard are already turning in their graves! god help them!

    May 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      If you don't like Lindsay, well....that's your problem, BUT next time you post, in order not to look stupid AGAIN, read about Liz, her young wild ways and alcoholism/presc. drug addiction. She did get better and became of service to others but Lindsay is young and YOU SOUND SO DAMN JEALOUS, or just mean spirited!

      May 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • truthteller

      Why do you have so much negativity? What LiLo is doing behind the camera is up to her and her family. It just happens to be that she is under a big "microscope". What is important to know is that she is great at acting, thus her professional career must be judged apart from deeds of her personal life. That is the bottom line. Thank you

      May 8, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bob

    What a poor choice. Tell us the truth. Lohan got the part because she would do it for free. She looks terrible. No wonder she only comes out at night.

    May 4, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  16. Piggy

    Lilo makes me so sick that I want to put already been chewed gum in her hair.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ligadefutbol

      Amazing Misty! Seeing these picture bginrs back the love and pure joy I felt on our wedding day. I can't wait to see the whole bunch!

      August 14, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  17. Faye V

    Not as well known but I would've considered Krysten Ritter. Resemblance closer to Liz Taylor. Yes, she's an unknown compared to Lilo. Guessing Ritter would do a good professional portrayal.. Less potential drama with her.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Julie

    what a bunch of mean spirited women (mostly) nasty and sooo jealous. Must really be unhappy ah?
    Oh well....................................................

    May 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • die already

      Oh look what we have here, crack addict pole dancer who can really relate to lilo. Get that finger out of your nose and get to making me mo money ho..

      May 5, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • suzangrace

      mean spirited? you are confusing this ofr grave disappointment. obvously you think lohan is a good choice. what a shame you are not from this planet.

      May 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Julie

    WOW....what do we have here? a lot of jealous people...and mostly women OFCOURSE (mean, nasty and angry!)

    May 1, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  20. EQ620

    I think Lindsay will do a great job. You are all forgetting that Liz had her bad times too. She may have been a great and beautiful actress, but she had her own stint at the Betty Ford Clinic. Give Lindsay a chance to redeem herself before shooting her down.

    April 30, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  21. Supertrand

    It'll be interesting to see Lindsay doing some note-worthy role this time. For more news on entertainment:

    http://thesmashable.com/lady-gaga-news-lady-gagas-concert-protested-hundreds-south-korean-protestants-controversial-lady-gaga-limelight/

    April 29, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  22. Zinga!

    I have always thought that Lindsey resembled Liz. This could be a great family-friendly come back for Lindsey. I hope she knocks it out of the park!

    April 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • booboo

      lohan resembles taylor? are you BLIND? we know liz had her problems and went to betty ford. she was much older than lohan and reformed hersself. lindsay is still a ticking time bomb. find somone more talented. as far as resembling liz, there are not many people out there that don't. she was incredibly beautiful and completely amazing.

      May 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Oh she will!

      June 3, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  23. filids

    Well, that is one dumb move, I guess Lifetime is saying that there is no talent in Hollywood. This was the best they could do. I wait til someone can seriously cast a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, in the meantime I will watch Giant.

    April 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      I will not see this movie. Lohan is a mess and its an insult to play Liz. LIFETIME, you f****d up this one. None of my friends will watch this movie. Lohan leave Hollywood and get help, straighten your life and then get back into the biz.

      April 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      #1 Fire the casting director #2 Nobody watch the movie #3 Let's wait a watcha movie till till a good actress plays Liz.

      April 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  24. AuntieMame

    Someone please fire that casting director! What were they thinking? Must have been smoking/inhaling/injecting whatever LL is on these days.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. HER MILLIONTH CHANCE

    That's an insult to Liz Taylor's memory. Maybe Linds is working for free - can't understand why ANYONE in Hollywood would hire this talentless addict? How can she even be insured? Good luck with that one.

    April 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  26. OBSERVER

    SHE'S ALWAYS SET FOR A PART BUT SHE CAN NEVER MAKE THE REHEARSALS...LETS SEE IF SHE F'S THIS ONE UP.

    April 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Dena

    NO,NO,NO!!!!!!! Number one, even with make-up Lohan would look less like the beautiful Liz Taylor than my cat would. For her to play Liz is an insult to Liz's true fans.

    April 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  28. EJ

    Maybe she used to have beauty and talent – I'm not sure she has either any more.

    April 24, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  29. Elisa Jordana

    Im all Lohan'd out. This is disgraceful. Time to go the way of Dana Plato.

    April 24, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  30. Leucadia Bob

    If my song here ever gets turned into a movie – I want Lindsey to play the lead role:
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIu5aPIIzzM&w=640&h=390]

    April 24, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  31. tom

    WHAT are these people at Lifetime thinking? Who the heck would hire this trainwreck has-been? FIrst of all...she is pretty much despised by the majority of the country, undependable, a drug addict and junkie and couldn't hold a candle to Liz's beauty, class or figure. She looks like a meth head and would be more believable playing a Patty Smyth or Courtney Love than the glamorous Ms Taylor. Let's not even talk about her acting abilities. (or lack of) The networks and execs need to have their haeds examined....and I can guarantee not many people will watch this piece of crap.

    April 24, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  32. Dave

    Poor Liz. What did she do to deserve this dishonor?

    April 24, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  33. big Richard

    Can they show skin on Lifetime? That's all I want to know.

    April 24, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  34. jujubeans

    "Liz & Dick"? How blatant!

    April 24, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  35. Rebbeca

    Really? What an insult to the Late Great Taylor!

    April 24, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  36. .•|•.

    I just saw a clip this am on GMA about this. They did a pretty good job making her look like LT.

    April 24, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  37. Anita

    I won't be watching this movie! The only thing Lilo and Liz even remotely have/had in common is that at Lilo's age...Liz was a wreck too, that's it! Lilo won't be able to come close to Liz's acting calibre to portray her, she won't be able to come close to the class she had either. They have picked the worst possible actress to play her and it's going to kill the flick.

    April 24, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  38. $

    Is she playing middle aged Liz Taylor? Lilo looks at least forty by now.

    April 24, 2012 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  39. OUTRAGED AND VOCAL

    WHAAAT?

    WHAAAAAAAT?

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? OMG! THIS IS SO INSANE! SHE'S NOTHING LIKE LIZ TAYLOR!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      really?
      quit getting so flippy and go read Liz's story AFTER you take your meds

      May 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. danielwalldammit

    This seems like a good part for her. Honestly, I think it's a great opportunity.

    April 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Holly

    What an insult to an incredible actress. Sorry Ms. Lohan, you don't qualify yet.

    April 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  42. lmfao

    Absolutely horrible. How can they let a sl_t like me have that part?

    April 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  43. hollywood distorter

    would have been better to pick that nasty b!tch lojenk to play ms taylor.

    April 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  44. juzmoi

    epic fail. if I watched Lifetime, I'd be banning it

    April 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  45. MikeTG

    Lohan,what an insult to Liz Taylor,a true tallent!

    April 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Kate

    hey, can you speed up the proof reading in the friggin CNN newsroom? thanks.

    April 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Dan

    Could they have picked a worse actress to play Elizabeth Taylor! Liz was always a class act, & a timeless beauty. So who do they get to protray her, somebody who is totally the opposite. I'm sorry, somebody should lose their job on that one. A really poor choice, in my opinion.

    April 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  48. lojenk

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBKcKSqi5Xg&w=640&h=390]

    April 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy the Exterminator

      Will you please go away? At least quit posting videos of your ugly drunk self. Just type your stupid comments in the little box like the rest of us. We really don't want to look at you any more, please!

      April 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • HaHALOL

      Keep em coming lojenk

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA

      April 23, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • HaHALOL

      Hey babe. You really turn me on. I'd like to get into your pants. Just tell me which trailer park you live in, and I'll bring you more smokes & beer.

      April 24, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
    • AnimalGod

      Hey LoJenk, come onto http://www.sternfannetwork.com and in the lounge. Post these there. The guys will love it! Ill start a thread about it.

      April 24, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  49. Kate

    Why are my posts not showing?

    April 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Boo

    And in a related report, Elizabeth Taylor is spinning in her grave.

    April 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Mary

    What an INSULT to Liz Taylor. I can think of many other actresses who posess ten times the talent of Lindsay Lohan. I'm just wondering who she slept with or who was under the influence of WHAT to determine she was the perfect actress for this role.
    Sorry, Lifetime. You've lost my respect.

    April 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  52. BobTheBuilder

    Why would anyone give her any movie role? Did you see her performance on SNL a couple months ago? She was reading cuecards, like I read the newspaper. She was god-awful. Stepping on lines, wrong pronunciations, no acting skill at all. This is an insult to Liz.

    April 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Guy

    First.

    April 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |

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