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Lohan to play Elizabeth Taylor?

Lindsay Lohan is apparently in talks to play Elizabeth Taylor in a TV movie.

The troubled US actress - who recently posed naked in a Marilyn Monroe-themed cover for Playboy magazine - is in early talks to star as the late Hollywood legend in a film for cable network Lifetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

E! Online reports that the project, which has been in development since last year and is titled Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story, would chronicle the tempestuous love affair between Elizabeth and Welsh actor Richard Burton, who she married twice.

The film, penned by Emmy award-winning writer Christopher Monger, has no director attached as yet.

It would be 25-year-old Lindsay's first film role since she appeared in 2010 action flick Machete.

She was previously tipped to star as porn actress Linda Lovelace in forthcoming biopic Inferno, only for Malin Akerman to step in when Lindsay had her spell in rehab in 2010.

PA Media