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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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46.

r    

Teh funniest part of ppl being mad at this bc lohans a "addict and alcholoic" or a "slut?. wasnt liz taylor an alchoholic, and addicted to sleeping pills and pain pills for DECADES? and she married how many times? she prob banged more guys then lohan ever will, stop romanticizing ppl, she was a great actress but she was far from a perfect person

920 days ago
47.

SLC801    

Liz Taylor had natural beauty and class Lilo couldn't act those features never has never will oh and by the way Liz Taylor was not a fire crotch

920 days ago
48.

Red Cloud    

I tried and tried and tried to prepare you poor, poor delusional non-fans for a Lindsay comeback. And this is not the only deal she will sign. The big screen is next, in a supporting role to start.
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Lindsay is trending on Yahoo as of 3:35 PM EST BECAUSE of the Liz T role. She trended yesterday BECAUSE of SNL, BECAUSE most people want to see Lindsay rise, not fall.


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I'll go away......

920 days ago
49.

MooCow    

that wasn't an earthquake you just felt. that was Liz Taylor flipping around in her grave.

920 days ago
50.

Lil    

That freckeled face homely crack wasted looking woman is going to play Elizabeth Taylor. I thought it was a joke. The people deciding this must be smoking the same thing.
Taylor was one of the most gorgeous woman on the planet. This woman is and always was ugly!

920 days ago
51.

SLC801    

Liz Taylor had natural beauty and class Lilo couldn't act those features never has never will oh and by the way Liz Taylor was not a fire crotch

920 days ago
52.

Mikey    

I don't think anyone really likes Lohan. How come she can't even find a girlfriend?

920 days ago
53.

skintag    

This is just absolutely laughable.

920 days ago
54.

Skeptical    

Yeah, she can "study" all she wants, but there is no studying away that raspy smoker's voice of hers. How classy will it be when they have to DUB OVER LL's cracky voice? But nevermind that, you guys. Think about this: Lindsay Lohan is **studying** for a LIFETIME TV MOVIE hahaha.. oh man. That's some funny sh*t.

920 days ago
55.

Mikey    

The only people who say anything nice about Lohan are her mom and dad, and thats because they think they'll get money outta Lindsay some how.

920 days ago
56.

skintag    

What ever happened to that Gotti movie she supposedly had a part in?

920 days ago
57.

segerdog    

She should cut her hair short and dye it black, that would realy show true commitment to wanting this role.

920 days ago
58.

WhoCares    

"and reading a bunch of Liz biographies"

LiHo can read? Who knew!!!

920 days ago
59.

Katz    

I can't believe they think this dirty discusting Ho can play Elizabeth Taylor. How low can lifetime go? I won't watch anything his dirty pig does. Hope Lifetime loses big money on this one! I loved Liz and this pig couldn't shine her shoes let alone play her in any movie.

920 days ago
60.

jwoolman    

Relax, people. How big a part can it be, if she's the young Liz? Didn't Liz get involved with Richard when she was less young? I vaguely recall the scandal, she was married to Eddie Fisher and Burton was married also.
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An advantage for Linds will be that these Lifetime movies are done on a very short timescale so she only has to keep it together briefly. Of course, that's also a disadvantage. But we'll see if she's reformed and shows up on time and sober. This is a test, Linds. Don't blow it.
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I do predict an award for the makeup artist, though.

920 days ago
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