Okay, let's take a break from all the Cannes Film Festival stuff for a moment and get to the stuff people watch everyday -- from high falutin' cinephiles to people who don't know their Darren Aronofsky from their Walton Goggins -- trashy TV. And there is none more trashy these days than Lifetime, who every few weeks have a new ripped-from-the-tabloid-headline or issues-driven drama movie cranked out. The only reason anyone cares about their latest "Liz & Dick" is because they managed to employ the unemployable Lindsay Lohan in the lead role as icon Elizabeth Taylor. And now things are really beginning to roll.
The Daily Mail has some wardrobe fittings which are kind of boring, which you can click over there to look at, while Lohan herself has updated her Twitter profile pic with the above image, showing her, as Zap2It points out, as Taylor circa "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof." And sure it works we suppose, but also, anyone in a white top and brunette hair could probably achieve the same effect. But really, it will be capturing the dichotomous blend of vulnerability and strength Taylor had that will determine if this thing works at all. But hey, she's at least showing up to set, so far so good, right? And with cameras getting read to roll in ten days, Lifetime has found somebody who is available to take the co-lead. Deadline reports that Grant Bowler, a "hey it's that guy" face, will play Richard Burton and star opposite Lohan as they portray one of the greatest doomed celeb romances of our time. Hooray.
Claiming it was chemistry that landed Bowler the part and not a quickly approaching deadline, everyone seems happy with the choice. The film, penned by Christopher Monger (HBO's Emmy-award winning "Temple Grandin") is lensing soon and will be directed by...somebody. Seems they haven't figured that out yet.