Lindsay Lohan will be making her return to acting in a big way!
The 25-year-old actress is confirmed to star in the Lifetime Original Movie, Liz & Dick, as one of the most famous and celebrated stars of all time, Elizabeth Taylor.
Liz & Dick is based on the true story of Taylor's roller coaster romance with actor Richard Burton.
“I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan said in a statement to Us Weekly. "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.” Lohan's last leading role was in 2009's Labor Pains.
Taylor — who passed away at age 79 in March 2011 — and Burton's love affair (aka "the marriage of the century") was highly publicized in the press. The two stars left their spouses after they met on the set of Cleopatra in 1963, married and divorced ten years later. They remarried in October 1975 only to divorce again in August 1976.
Lohan was taken off probation from her 2007 Beverly Hills DUI case on March 29. Though that case is now behind her, the Mean Girls star will remain on her probation for her necklace theft until May 24, 2014.
Still, Lohan will return to work and Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks is excited to have her take on the role of Taylor.
“We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor,” Sharenow said in a statement to Us. “She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon.”
Liz & Dick is set to begin filming in early June in Los Angeles.
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