The execs at Lifetime network must be grinning from ear-to-ear this week now that Lindsay Lohan, the star of their "Liz & Dick" biopic, has been in the news for certain vehicular issues in New York.
After all, the words used in the first trailer for the made-for-TV movie—"infamous," "scandalous" and "dangerous"—apply to Lilo as well as La Liz. The network on Thursday released the trailer for the film, in which Lohan plays screen legend Elizabeth Taylor opposite Grant Bowler, who stars as Richard Burton.
The latest controversy involving Lohan occurred earlier this week, when she was arrested after a pedestrian told police that her car struck him as she was driving into a hotel in New York. According to Reuters, Lohan's car hit a 34-year-old man in an alley around 2:30 a.m. Lilo was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident as she left the Dream hotel in lower Manhattan.
The man has said he has an injured knee. Lohan's publicist says the injury claims are false.
Lohan, 26, has been in and out of court, rehab and prison since a 2007 drunk driving arrest in L.A. An L.A. judge released Lohan from formal probation in March, but she was instructed to obey all laws until 2014. A conviction in the New York case could trigger a violation of those conditions.
Directed by Lloyd Kramer, the movie focuses on Taylor's love affair with Burton, whom she met on the set of "Cleopatra" and married and divorced twice. It airs Nov. 25.
I think Lohan nails Liz's look in the clip and photos, but as soon as she speaks the illusion fades for me. What do you think?
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