Remember how yesterday Lindsay Lohan was all like “I’m being considered for the part of Liz Taylor because I’m a respectable actress and a hard worker?” Yeah, about that … so it turns out Megan Fox is also up for the role, which should immediately tell you how the casting process is going on this one. Oh, and did we mention this is for a Lifetime original movie? Yeah, which means this movie will inevitably be held up to the high expectations of such luminary classics as My Stepson, My Lover and Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life. The Huffington Post reports:
Lindsay Lohan may have gotten off the hook in court on Tuesday morning, but the actress is now facing a possibility scarier than jail time: Losing the role of Elizabeth Taylor to Megan Fox in the upcoming Lifetime movie Liz and Dick. Last week, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Lohan was in early talks to immortalize the Hollywood legend, but it was recently reported that the deal is far from done.
“I’ve been talking to Lindsay Lohan directly, and with her reps, and have been in conversation with other actresses, including Megan Fox,” the movie’s executive producer Larry Thompson told E! News. “It’s a very serious selection. It’s like casting Hollywood royalty.”
Ummm … this guy knows what “royalty” means, right? Because I’m pretty sure it means the exact opposite of casting either the star of the movie with the most Razzie awards of all time or the woman who called her director Hitler. Seriously, if Lindsay and Megan could be portraying Hollywood royalty, then clearly we’re living under the wrong goddamn crown.