Grant Bowler has snared a role in the controversial Elizabeth Taylor telemovie alongside Lindsay Lohan.
The former Outrageous Fortune actor, who is currently hosting the Australian version of The Amazing Race, will play Richard Burton alongside Lohan’s Taylor.
The film will chart the fourth and fifth marriages of Taylor, both of which were to Burton.
Producer Larry Thompson appeared pretty excited to have the pair involved in such an intimate production.
“We had seen him [Bowler] on tape and liked him but wanted to confirm the chemistry between the two. But this morning we had Lindsay and Grant come into a room at Lifetime and the chemistry exploded.
“It was just Fourth of July firecrackers going off in the room. We knew from the chemistry that Liz and Dick live again.
“Chemistry means movie magic for sex. This movie will definitely have as much sex as Lifetime will allow. Richard Burton was quite older than Elizabeth Taylor. This is from a visual point of view just about equal to Liz and Dick. Visually speaking, it is a perfect match.”
Filming is scheduled to begin in early June.
Source: Digital Spy