Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, Who Should Play Richard Burton?

Clockwise, from top left: Russell Crowe, Brendan Coyle, Jemaine Clement and Clive Owen; center: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

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updated 04/24/2012 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 04/24/2012 AT 9:05 AM ET

Goodbye, probation, and hello, small screen.

Lindsay Lohan appears to be putting her days of trouble behind her and getting back to work. The actress has signed on to play the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original movie Liz & Dick.

“I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor,” Lohan, 25, 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.”


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