Lindsay Lohan will portray Dame Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime film about her love affair with actor Richard Burton.
Lifetime confirmed the casting decision, which was rumoured for months, saying the Mean Girls actress will star in Liz And Dick, with production set to begin in early June.
There was no mention of who will play Burton or when the film will air.
Taylor and Burton met as co-stars of the 1963 epic Cleopatra. They fell in love as the world looked on, left their respective spouses and got married. Then they divorced, only to remarry and divorce again.
In recent years 25-year-old Lindsay has gained her own measure of notoriety. Liz And Dick represents a step in her attempted career comeback.