Lindsay Lohan's personal life has seemed to devolve into recurrent chaos over the past few weeks, beginning with charges that she burgled a friend's Los Angeles house and absconded with $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses (the charges were later dropped), and culminating with the embarrassing news that she had recently been ejected from the famous Chateau Marmont, over an unpaid bill of almost $50,000.
Lohan's career, in contrast, seems more promising than it has in years, and the most recent publicity stills from her coming film "Liz & Dick" show an actress poised for a comeback.
Aside from "Liz & Dick," the 26-year-old actress is set to appear in three other coming films, including the much-discussed Bret Easton Ellis indie thriller "The Canyons," in which she acts opposite male porn star James Deen. Ellis tweeted about Lohan's involvement in the project in June, saying, "Shooting THE CANYONS starring James Deen and Lindsay Lohan: July 9-31 in L.A. Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it."
Lohan is also in line to appear in "InAPPropriate Comedy" and "Scary Movie 5," both scheduled for release in 2013.
The new photos from "Liz & Dick," the Lifetime movie based on Elizabeth Taylor and her fabled romance with Richard Burton, document Lohan's dramatic transformation for the film. Lohan's role, in which she plays opposite Grant Bowler, follows Taylor's life during her volatile love affair with actor Richard Burton. Taylor fell in love with Burton during filming of the 1963 hit "Cleopatra," and married the actor, twice, 1964 and then again in 1975.
Taylor and Burton were both already married when they began their illicit affair, Burton to actress Sybil Williams, and Taylor to her fourth husband, pop singer and entertainer Eddie Fisher, who had left his previous wife, Debbie Reynolds, to be with Taylor. Taylor had already been dubbed a "homewrecker" at that point by the press and the forthcoming details of her affair with Burton catapulted them both into the global tabloids.
Lohan has spoken often about her reverence for Taylor, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 79. After announcing her role in the biopic, Lohan said in a statement, "I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role."
Click here to view the photos from "Liz & Dick."