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Lindsay Lohan May Play Elizabeth Taylor on Lifetime

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12:  Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the Premiere Of THQ's "Saints Row: The Third" on October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Lindsay Lohan, noted Marilyn Monroe impersonator, may channel her chameleonism in the form of recently deceased Liz Taylor. The upcoming Lifetime movie Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story is eyeing Lohan, Deadline reports. There's a noteworthy level of similarity there, as Slate noted in 2010: "Both had domineering stage mothers, little semblance of a real childhood, fame from a young age, substance abuse issues, public emotional outpourings, and copious amounts of tabloid drama." Doing a made-for-TV movie seems a suspect way to mount a comeback, but when it's Lohan, it's not the worst idea to take what you can get.

Photo: Valerie Macon/2011 Getty Images