“I’ve been talking to Lindsay Lohan directly, and with her reps, and have been in conversations with other actresses, including Megan Fox,” Larry Thompson, the executive producer said. “It’s a very serious selection. It’s like casting for Hollywood royalty.”
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Deadline says the project, titled Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story, would air on Lifetime, and would follow Taylor’s notorious relationship with former husband and fellow-actor Richard Burton.
Lindsay’s legal woes may keep her from landing the role though. She was previously up for the role of porn star Linda Lovelace in the movie Inferno. Due to her legal woes, Lindsay was fired from the project and replaced by actress Malin Akerman. She was also confirmed at one point to play Kim Gotti in Gotti: Three Generations, opposite John Travolta. No word yet on the status of that role.
Lohan, who is on probation until the end of March, is due back in court Tuesday morning for a probation status update hearing.