“Liz & Dick” is a television movie starring Lindsay Lohan as Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, the Los Angeles Times reported. The flick chronicles the lover’s tempestuous love affair, which first started on the set of “Cleopatra” in the early 1960s.
Larry A. Thompson Productions, Inc. described the film on the Internet Movie Data Base:
“On the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood's most beautiful star, Elizabeth Taylor, fell into the arms of one of the world's greatest actors, Richard Burton - and she didn't leave.
“Their subsequent white-hot, scandalous love affair gave rise to the paparazzi and they became the most hunted and photographed couple on earth.
“Their rocky, passionate, relationship, born in front of the cameras, was subsequently captured in a series of films, including The V.I.P.s and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
“The last of the great, extravagant stars, flaunting diamonds, yachts and private planes, they continually seized the headlines.
“They even divorced and married again - only to divorce again - but remain in each other's hearts. This Elizabeth Taylor - Richard Burton story is a no-holds barred account of their undying, but impossible love.”
The 88-minute TV movie was directed by Lloyd Kramer and written by Christopher Monger.
Lindsay Lohan is best known for getting into trouble with the law, and was most recently involved in an alleged hit-in-run accident in New York City after calling fellow actress Amanda Bynes out for not getting reprimanded for her illegal actions.
The highlight of Lohan’s career was in 2004 with the blockbuster hit “Mean Girls,” and the star has struggled with her career and substance abuse ever since.
Some were outraged when it was announced Lohan would be playing the legend Elizabeth Taylor in a biographical film and negative headlines were spewed throughout the internet.
Lohan’s acting is barely shown in the new “Liz & Dick” trailer making it difficult to decide whether or not she was able to portray Taylor effectively.
If it’s deemed that Lohan did more than a decent job in the role it could be what she needs to get her career back on track, otherwise she’ll probably continue to be fresh bait for the tabloids.
Check out the trailer; what do you think?