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Lindsay Lohan

I'm Living & Breathing Liz Taylor

to Prep for Movie Role

2/21/2012 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay just inked a deal with Lifetime to play Liz Taylor.
Lindsay Lohan ain't no slacker -- TMZ has learned, the actress is studying up hardcore for her new movie role ... doing everything she can to accurately portray a young Elizabeth Taylor.

In case you haven't heard -- Lindsay just inked a deal with Lifetime to play Liz Taylor in the network's new made-for-TV biopic called "Liz and Dick." Production is scheduled to kick off late March, after Lindsay's probation is terminated.

Lindsay is telling friends, she's taking her new gig extremely seriously -- "obsessing over getting the part right" for the film.

According to sources, Lindsay is doing nothing but watching old Liz Taylor movies to help her recreate the Hollywood icon's posture, speech, and every other little detail.

We're told Lindsay has also been watching old Liz interviews online and reading a bunch of Liz biographies.

Lifetime is taking a hard stance with Lindsay too -- demanding she complete ALL her probation requirements before filming begins ... which Lindsay has promised to do.

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136.

bri    

that would be the biggest fail of 2012 if they let this skank play elizabeth taylor

888 days ago
137.

Buddy The Elf    

How does this spent, no talent meth head even get any work?
How utterly pathetic.

Are we really suppose to believe that suddenly this trashy skank is a thespian, getting to bed early and practicing her craft?

HAHAHA.
Laughable.

888 days ago
138.

andyscandy    

sources also said she would be in "stevie nicks Bio,superman,Gotti,lovelace story,marilyn bio,life and times of wilt chamberlain,Avitar,black swan,ants,stone age2".

and Nothing ever came of it...and they all got this far..
its not true until its on the 14 inch TV in the kitchen

888 days ago
139.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

Liz Taylor, fvcking Queen Elizabeth... does it even matter? If Linds ever gets another role, can you imagine looking at the screen and seeing ANYTHING other than Linds, gacked on coke, sh[tfaced drunk, crashing into a cactus and clamslamming around the Chateau and various lesbian bars?

888 days ago
140.

andyscandy    

I can see the three underpaid castmates from DWC on the set of this movie...its going to smell like a combo of jerk chicken,multicolored yawn ciggies, and plague..
Lifetime get your lawyer redy because this skank doesnt follow the rules of life..her 7ft cl*t must have a part in the movie aswell

888 days ago
141.

AGENT smith    

Wow, It's looks like the 99 percent are jealous haters.

888 days ago
142.

ginny    

hey you idiots, she will do a great job and will be a terrific Liz.

you no talent jerks, jealous..,

888 days ago
143.

hello!    

Please say it isn't so. I can't believe Lifetime would do something so wrong as to let Lilo portray Liz.

888 days ago
144.

ginny    

agent smith,

your right, they simply want the job.

888 days ago
145.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

This movie is reported to have been in production since last May of 2011? Well theres your answer: NO FUNDING. Thats why no reputable actress, their agents, or even up-and-comers are talking to the producers, they've SEEN THE SCRIPT! Honestly, this isn't a Steven Spielberg mega production, like Schindlers List or Saving Private Ryan with thousands of extras, multiple locations, etc. Its a fvckin Lifetime bio. Explains if Blohan actually does have the role, WHY she has the role. No one else wanted it!

888 days ago
146.

Firefly    

I'd like to find out who is in charged of casting. I'd also like to know if the old casting couch was put to good use by Lindsay with promises of a little extra film just to sweeten the pot. If she isn't afraid to expose her body to the world then what makes you think she's turned into a prude all of a sudden. How in the world do you really think she gets in to even talk to these guys. It's not for her acting abilities I can tell you that.

888 days ago
147.

andyscandy    

KLEPTOSNATCHA QUEEN OF DENIAL.. what a freaking joke..
what next will Ali playing Pablo Escabar?
danny devito playing the Michael Jordan BIO.
Chaz Bono playing a Gymnist

888 days ago
148.

TheMarshmallowMan    

This is just pathetic, not only does Lindsay not look anything like Liz but Lindsay represents everything Liz despised about hollywood, I hope the Taylor family sues the pants out of lifetime.

888 days ago
149.

Skeptical    

LOL this is great.. WHAT'S TRENDING: http://now.msn.com/entertainment/0221-lindsay-lohan-elizabeth-taylor.aspx

888 days ago
150.

Nancy    

Dunno, hard to learn class . . .

888 days ago
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