It’s official! After constant speculation the past couplemonths, Lindsay Lohan will be stepping into the shoes of Hollywood iconElizabeth Taylor for an upcoming biopic. The Lifetime movie, titled Liz &Dick, will show a more private look at Taylor relationship with actor andformer husband Richard Burton.

“I have always admired and had enormous respect forElizabeth Taylor,” Lindsay said in a statement. “She was not only an incredibleactress but an amazing woman as well.”

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Lindsay Lohan posing in black, older picture of Elizabeth Taylor

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Lindsay isn’t the only one ecstatic about her return to heracting roots. Rob Sharenow, Lifetime vice president of programming said, “Weare thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor.”

He continued, “She is one of the rare actresses whopossesses that talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such aprovocative icon.”

Many fans may be a little skeptic about Lindsay being chosento portray Elizabeth in the coveted role, but she’ll definitely put 100 percentinto it! She has been working hard to recapture her career and image as ahard-working woman in Hollywood and she knows she has to take this roleseriously.

Do you think Lindsay is right for the role? If you couldchoose another actress to play Elizabeth, who would you pick?! 

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