New Images From the Elizabeth Taylor Biopic LIZ & DICK, Starring Lindsay Lohan

     August 30, 2012

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Though Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls) was a much-maligned choice to portray Elizabeth Taylor in her upcoming Lifetime biography, new photos from the production seem to suggest the troubled young actress may actually be a decent stand-in for Taylor.

Liz & Dick chronicles the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor (Lohan) and Richard Burton (Grant Bowler) from their brief initial encounter at a 1954 pool party to their collaboration (of all sorts) on the set of 1963’s Cleopatra, through their tempestuous relationship all the way until Burton’s death in 1984.  Hit the jump for the photos and more on the production.

What’s interesting about the pictures is how 26 year old Lohan is actually a pretty good ringer for an older Taylor.  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  Elizabeth no, but Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf  Elizabeth, yes (Taylor was known to hate being called Liz.  One can only assume she is spinning in her grave over this whole affair).  It’s a pretty unfortunate statement about Lohan, but the look does help lend credibility to the production, which has been deeply questioned by Taylor’s fans.

The biopic will be written by Christopher Monger (Temple Grandin) and directed by Lloyd Kramer (The Five People You Meet in Heaven).

Liz & Dick is set to air this Fall on Lifetime.

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