Megan Fox vs. Lindsay Lohan: Who'd You Rather (Play Liz Taylor)?
Last week came news that perennial problem starlet Lindsay Lohan was in talks to play screen icon Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz and Dick biopic, which would mark some sort of career rejuvenation for the troubled La Lohan. But wait! It seems other actresses are also up for the role, including Transformers/Passion Play star Megan Fox.
E! uncovered the role rivalry last weekend when the film's executive producer, Larry Thompson, let spill that he's "in conversations" with more than just Lohan, whose ongoing legal woes may complicate production, set to begin in the spring. "I've been talking to Lindsay Lohan directly, and with her reps," he said, "and have been in conversations with other actresses, including Megan Fox."
But lest you think Thompson isn't taking this casting bit seriously enough or is hedging his bets against Lohan, he really set the record straight about this Lifetime original movie film. "It's a very serious selection. It's like casting for Hollywood royalty."
Fox may have the natural dark-haired loveliness of Taylor over Lohan, but Lohan -- despite films like I Know Who Killed Me and that one where she got pregnant and went straight to DVD -- has demonstrated far better acting chops. I can't believe we're actually considering a future where either Megan Fox or Lindsay Lohan are going to play Elizabeth Taylor for a TV movie, so maybe it doesn't even really matter.
Anyways. With the Liz casting seemingly up in the air, chime in: Who should get the gig?