Date: 24th April 2012

Lindsay Lohan To Play Screen Icon Liz Taylor

Lindsay Lohan is forging on with her comeback from legal and personal problems - by playing screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in a new TV movie.

Lifetime Television has now confirmed what Lohan has been claiming for weeks.

The 25-year-old is the first name to be announced for Lifetime's original movie Liz & Dick, based on the true story of Taylor's passionate romance with actor Richard Burton.

"I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan said.

"She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well."

Taylor met Burton on the set of the 1963 film Cleopatra and began a passionate and tumultuous romance that made headlines worldwide as they married and divorced twice over the years.

Lohan had talked about her role in the TV movie last month in an interview, and she posted a picture of herself dressed as Taylor as her Twitter profile.

But there had been no official confirmation from the network until now.

The Mean Girls (2004) actress has been striving to turn around her bad girl image in recent months after being in and out of jail, rehab and court since 2007.

Source: Press Release