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Lindsay Lohan’s Elizabeth Taylor Movie Finds Its Richard Burton

HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 08:  Actor Grant Bowler arrives at the premiere of HBO's "True Blood" Season 3 at The Cinerama Dome on June 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Grant Bowler

Lifetime has found the Richard Burton to Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor: Grant Bowler. According to Deadline, the New Zealander has been cast in Liz & Dick — and just in time, since the made-for-TV movie is supposed to start filming any day now. Bowler's perhaps best known for his role on True Blood, where he plays the V-addicted werewolf, Cooter, but he also starred in Atlas Shrugged and appeared on Lost (as Gault, the captain of the freighter) and Ugly Betty (as Connor, Wilhelmina's onetime love). Liz & Dick: maybe actually really happening!

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