First Images of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in ‘Liz & Dick’

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Liz and Dick TV First Images of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick

Lindsay Lohan is certainly getting her glam back in these new images from the Lifetime Original Movie Liz & Dick. Lohan sports Elizabeth Taylor’s hallmark jet-black bob haircut, cherry lips and timeless red evening gown for her depiction of the classic film legend in the upcoming TV biopic.

Accompanying LiLo’s glitzy new snap-shot — in which she is nearly unrecognizable — is a simple yet stylish photo of her co-star, Grant Bowler (True Blood), in his depiction of Taylor’s on-again, off-again paramour, Richard Burton. The photos were taken earlier this week at Lifetime Studios.

Check them out below (click to enlarge):

Lindsay Lohan Elizabeth Taylor First Images of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick

Grant Bowler Richard Burton First Images of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick

Liz & Dick catalogs the steamy decades-long on-and-off romance of screen legends Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton after their fateful meeting on the set of the Cleopatra. The two movie icons’ turbulent relationship was rarely out of the media eye as they divorced, remarried, and divorced once again (for the last time) in July 1976. Despite Taylor and Burton’s tempestuous and public love affair, the two were still considered Hollywood royalty and shared a fiery passion that is talked about to this day.

Said Lohan in a statement:

“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.”

Along with Lohan and Bowler, the upcoming TV movie will feature the acting talent of David Hunt (24), Tanya Franks (EastEnders) and Massi Furlan (General Hospital) and is written by Christopher Monger (Temple Grandin), with Larry A. Thompson (Amish Grace,) of Larry A. Thompson Productions, Inc. executive producing.

In addition to the official first look photos, several paparazzi shots of Lohan and her co-star on set that have hit the internet. TMZ posted some set pictures of Lohan and Bowler on a yacht in what seemed to be a heated scene – and the site also reported that Lohan opted not to wear a wig in the film, but instead had her real hair cut, colored and styled to mimic Taylor’s signature look.

This film could play a big role in Lindsay Lohan’s apparent “comeback.” Lohan seems to be putting the focus back on her career – even appearing as herself on an episode of Fox’s musical dramedy Glee. Her portrayal of Taylor is particularly interesting as both actresses have have had very public struggles with booze. Maybe Lohan can follow Elizabeth Taylor’s off-screen lead and stick to soda from here on out.

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Liz & Dick premires on Lifetime Television this October.Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Personally, I’m willing to give Lohan the benefit of the doubt that she can pull this off. If nothing else, it will be a great canidate for “so-bad-it’s good” like a lot of Lifetime movies.

    Also, am I the only one who would like to see Tim Curry in this film?

  2. where is the resemblance? the pics don’t resemble elizabeth taylor at all except for the black and white photoshopped profile pic.

  3. Well, Lohan is good at playing drunk-out-of-their mind characters, since she is one in real life. So, this is a clear case of life imitating art.

  4. This is a joke right??!!

  5. Nice.

  6. I can only assume that movie moguls, these days, feel that the young movie going public today are so dense so as not to know what movie stars looked like in the fifties and sixties. They have no compuction whatsoever in casting actors that have no apparent physical resemblance to the movie stars these moguls are making a film about.
    This is not only insulting to the current generation of moviegoers, but illustrates quite clearly that they should take the money and run before they are run out of town. At least, this is what clearer heads hope will happen.

  7. I’ll give her a chance, I haven’t seen her actually act since she was a child, she might be good at it.

  8. im sorta shocked she looks as much like Liz as she does. Maybe it is photo shopped though. I will tell you this she looks a hell of a lot more like Liz Taylor than this other person looks like Richard Burton.

  9. I remember when they tried to convince us that Ashley Judd made a convincing Marilyn Monroe (remember that?), right SF own to the nude photos. Not even remotely close.

  10. I’m sorry but Linsay Lohan is no where near the level of Elizabeth Taylor in anyway shape or form. Elizabeth had class and didnt have to show her boobs to stay famous. Linsay is cute sometimes but Elizabeth was gorgeous and a natural beauty. So LOL…. I cant believe they picked her.

  11. I think she does have something of Elizabeth Taylor about her, all these people are moaning that Lindsay Lohan doesn’t look the SAME. Well of course she doesn’t, because she’s Lindsay Lohan

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