Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is in talks to portray late actress Elizabeth Taylor for a Lifetime movie. Reuters

Lindsay Lohan is in talks to play late actress and big-screen legend Elizabeth Taylor.

Lohan is a candidate for the upcoming Lifetime movie Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story, which will be about the famous love affair between the violet-eyed actress and her two-time husband, actor Richard Burton, according to an Entertainment Weekly report.

Lohan certainly has acting chops -- when she's not being a train wreck, that is -- but Twitter was still aflutter with skepticism over the news.

I am so NOT okay with this, one woman tweeted.

Tweeted another: No way!

Some, however, were intrigued.

Lindsay Lohan is gonna play Elizabeth Taylor? one man tweeted. Lohan is a solid actress, might be interesting.

Lohan wouldn't be the first actress to play the former sex symbol. Actress Sherilyn Fenn, for example, played Taylor in the 1995 television film Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story.

The role would be a big break for Lohan, whose personal troubles over the past few years have hindered what was shaping up to be a promising career in film. Many have expressed best wishes for the troubled actress, including Tina Fey, who wrote the script for the 2004 film Mean Girls, in which Lohan starred.

But it seems as if Lohan has been doing relatively well, of late.

She posed for Playboy magazine's January/February 2012 issue -- one of the magazine's most successful ever. Per Hugh Hefner, who described the photo shoot as classy, the issue sold a record number of copies.

Lohan was also praised by Judge Stephanie Saunter at a December hearing for completing court-ordered duties early.

Still, the judge required that Lohan continue to check in on a regular basis.

I think she likes to come here and see me, Judge Stephanie Saunter said, according to an ABC News report. I think that's motivation for her.

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