Lindsay Lohan could be in for the career comeback of a lifetime as the troubled actress is reportedly in talks to portray screen siren Elizabeth Taylor in a new television biopic.
Lifetime Network is reportedly entertaining the idea for Lohan to play Taylor, with Deadline Hollywood reporting that she is in “early talks” for the lead role in their original movie, “Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story.”
The film is set to chronicle “the enduring love of movie icons Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, whose fiery romance was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day.”
Some may think that the starlet portraying one of Hollywood’s most enduring stars is a bit of a stretch, but there are some notable similarities.
“Both had domineering stage mothers, little semblance of a real childhood, fame from a young age, substance abuse issues, public emotional outpourings, and copious amounts of tabloid drama,” read an 2004 article from Slate. “The key difference, though, is that Elizabeth Taylor had a true record of achievement before she became the most notorious movie star in America.”