Lohan takes the lead opposite Grant Bowler, and now the first poster for the movie has arrived, putting Lohan front and centre, with a pair of rather beautiful (albeit edited) purple eyes.
“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 captured in a series of films, including 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.
Indeed the last letter Richard Burton wrote, hours before his death, was to Liz. And it stayed next to her bed for the rest of her life. The Elizabeth Taylor – Richard Burton story is a no-holds barred account of their undying, but impossible love.”
Lloyd Kramer, who directed the Emmy-nominated adaptation of Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven, is behind the camera, with a script from Christopher Monger (The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain).
With Lohan set to star alongside Adrien Brody, Michelle Rodriguez, and Rob Schneider in the upcoming InAPPropriate Comedy, along with the Bret Easton Ellis-penned The Canyons, we should be seeing much more of Lohan in the year to come.
Liz & Dick is set to air on Lifetime in the US on 3rd November. We may have to wait for a DVD/Blu-ray version to arrive here in the UK, but I’m looking forward to seeing what Lohan brings to the role, and to the screen, in her return. For now, here’s the first poster, which you can click through to enlarge.