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Lindsay Lohan to play Elizabeth Taylor

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan’s recent portrayal of a screen icon was in adult magazine Playboy, where she posed as the legendary Marilyn Monroe.

However the 25-year-old star’s set to play a much more demure role – that of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming TV movie.

The star will take on the role of the late screen legend in Liz and Dick, which will focus on Taylor’s tempestuous marriages to actor Richard Burton.

As the 25-year-old’s turbulent personal life – which has seen her in numerous court appearances, brief jail stints and rehab treatment for alcohol and substance abuse – has taken a back seat to her career in recent years and Lindsay has been handed a legal caveat in relation to the role.

If she stays on the right side of the court and obeys the judge’s orders relating to her 2007 conviction for driving under the influence (DUI), she will be allowed to take on the part of Elizabeth in the movie, Access Hollywood reports.

Last month, Lindsay was praised by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner for the work she undertook at the Los Angeles County Morgue as part of her sentence for breaking her probation in relation to the 2007 DUI incident.

“I’m pleased to say she’s done it all. Just keep doing what you’re doing, you appear to be doing it well. The probation officer has written a favourable report, as has the volunteer centre,” Judge Sautner told Lindsay.

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