Lindsay Lohan may have finally found the role that could resuscitateher career: Elizabeth Taylor. The Hollywood insider blog Deadline.com has reported that the troubled starlet is in early talks to play the late legend in the Lifetime movie Elizabeth and Richard: A Love Story -- about the tumultuous, passionate relationship between Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.
Lindsay has often been compared to the legend, not just because they share a physical resemblance. Elizabeth was a tabloid magnet with an endless sea of personal dramas, and an overbearing stage mom to boot. The real question looming is whether Lindsay can be professional and commit to a challenging role such as this.
Aside from the controversial casting choice, doesn't it seem a little soon to be making movies about Taylor? She died less than a year ago. I get WHY they're moving quickly, because there's probably more interest soon after her death, but the whole thing seems a little opportunistic and makes me dubious of the movie's credibility.
Do you think Lindsay is the right choice for the role? If not, who would you have cast??
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