Malin Akerman

by (@hallekiefer)

Confirmed As Liz Taylor, Out Of “Doomed Film”: Everything’s Coming Up Lilo!

For Lindsay Lohan, 2012 is starting to look a lot like 2005. Career-wise, we mean, not getting-out-of-a-car-with-no-underwear-wise. Lifetime confirmed today that Lindsay is the lead for Liz & Dick, their TV film about Elizabeth Taylor‘s romance with Richard Burton. “I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor,” Lohan said in a statement. “She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.” Lilo then did a little exuberant end zone dance, but those are sort of hard to quote for the Internet.

As if that wasn’t enough proof that Lohan is on the right track, remember the other Linda Lovelace film? The one that replaced Lindsay with Malin Akerman? Maybe all things do happen for a reason. “Last I heard, which was just before Christmas, we were supposed to start shooting in March, and now it’s April. It’s been one of those doomed films that I absolutely love and totally believe in…” Akerman told The Hollywood Reporter about the movie, entitled Inferno. “I would hope and love for it to go, but now this other movie is coming on that Amanda Seyfried did, and I kind of feel like, ‘S–, we should have been on that, we should have done it.'” Another bullet dodged, Lindsay! Now if only she can stop (allegedly) getting into nightclub brawls, Lohan will be all set. One step at a time, we guess…

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