It’s a trick question! They’re both depressing, not to mention terrifically gauche! After reading that bonkers New York Times Magazine article about the film last week, we were all set to see Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons. (Though…is it even going to be released in theaters? It seems more like The Room than, say, The Sessions.) We liked the idea that Canyons would be be a campy bit of noir, but we are out after seeing the movie’s most recent clip. We have absolutely no interest in seeing anyone shove Lindsay Lohan to the ground and scream insults in her face. Could we honestly follow Lindsay’s sad, tumultuous off-screen life, and then be entertained watching costar James Deen physical and emotionally berate her onscreen? Nope! Oh, and did we mention Lindsay’s extremely labored breathing during most of the clip? Not interested in that darkness, thanks! Call us when they make Freaky Friday 2 and we’ll be the first in line, guaranteed!
“God, that woman knows how to make an entrance,” Grant Bowler as Richard Burton says in the trailer for Lifetime’s Liz & Dick. And he could just as easily be talking about his co-star Lindsay Lohan as about Elizabeth Taylor. (Just ask Jose Rodriguez, heh. Sorry.) We’re dying to see this TV-movie already, and not because we’re huge fans of the screen legends and their tumultuous relationship, obvs, but because we want to see if this is the LiLo comeback we’ve been waiting for.
But alas, it looks like we’ll have to wait until November to answer that question. This trailer shows Lindsay looking super glam, as she has in all the stills we’ve seen from the movie. But here are the three lines she utters:
“You’re screwing that witch!”
Yesterday, we debuted Lindsay Lohan‘s transformation into Elizabeth Taylor for Lifetime’s new biopic Liz & Dick. Right on the heels of that, the first official image of LiLo and Grant Bowler, as the actress and Richard Burton have been released, as you can see above. We love it! It has that softly lit vintage vibe of the pictures of yesteryear that we’re used to seeing. More than anything, Bowler looks so much like Burton in this! This is the first time we’ve actually been fully convinced that Lindsay can pull this off. The fact that she’s got the late actress’ look down to an art, in itself, is remarkable. We’d like to think that Lindz will also be able to pull off the acting bit.
We also published a gallery yesterday of Lindsay channeling Liz in a sexy leopard-print swimsuit while shooting scenes for the movie. More shots have been emerged of her, clicked yesterday, as she filmed takes on a boat in Marina Del Rey. This time, the actress was seen wearing a a groovy white dress and matching sunhat. She was also spotted shooting in front of a large green screen, so we’re wondering what that’s about. To see what we’re talking about, click after the jump! Read more…
Every day we get closer and closer to a legitimate Lindsay Lohan comeback. We can feel it in our bones. Fueling that pleasant inter-bone feeling is the casting of True Blood werewolf Grant Bowler as Richard Burton in Lilo’s upcoming Elizabeth Taylor biopic Liz & Dick. That True Blood cred is making us feel like this made-for-tv movie is going to get made, though to be fair John Travolta was cast in that ill-fated Gotti biopic Lindsay was attached to last year. On the other hand, Liz & Dick is Lifetime! And isn’t also rumored to star a Kardashian!
Bowler also appeared in Lost, GCB and, most importantly, Ugly Betty, where he started as Wilhelmina’s insanely charming on-again, off-again lovah Connor. “Grant will add gravitas to our couple and bring to life one of the greatest actors who has ever lived,” executive producer Larry A. Thompson gushed to Deadline. “Burton was a Welsh poet, a rascal, and a man’s man, who swept Elizabeth Taylor off her feet and flew her so close to the sun that they both exploded into stardust that still lights up Hollywood.” Okay, okay, let’s not get too crazy here. Shooting hasn’t actually started yet and there is plenty of time for Lindsay’s weave to get caught in an escalator or for Grant to OD on fake blood or some such horror.
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