Lindsay Lohan, Look Out: Megan Fox Also in Talks to Play Elizabeth Taylor

Jonah Hex star also reportedly up for playing the coveted role in Taylor's upcoming biopic

By Ken Baker, Brandi Fowler Jan 17, 2012 3:25 AMTags
Megan FoxMichael Buckner/Getty Images For Maui Film Festival

It appears Lindsay Lohan isn't the only starlet in talks to play Elizabeth Taylor.

Although the Mean Girls star confirmed she is still up for the role in the buzz-worthy biopic to E! News Sunday night at the Weinstein Company Golden Globes after party, we've learned Lohan has some competition by way of Megan Fox.

"I've been talking to Lindsay Lohan directly, and with her reps, and have been in conversations with other actresses, including Megan Fox," Larry Thompson, the executive producer of Lifetime's Liz and Dick, told E! News exclusively.

Thompson declined to elaborate further on specifics of the negotiations, but added that being in talks with more than one actress is not meant as an affront to the talent involved, but rather is simply de rigueur for projects of this nature.

"It's a very serious selection," Thompson continued. "It's like casting for Hollywood royalty." 

And speaking of serious, a source tells E! News that while Lohan is still one of the frontrunners for the role, her probation status is "a complication."

Lohan, who is on probation until the end of March, is due back in court Tuesday morning to face the judge in a probation status update hearing.

So, when will we know which star nabbed the role? 

Rather soon, since the filmmaker plans to start shooting the movie in Canada as soon as this spring.

In the meantime, tell us what you think. Would Fox or Lohan make a better Elizabeth Taylor? Sound off in the comments.

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