It looks like Lifetime will finally officially announce that Lindsay Lohan will star as Elizabeth Taylor in their upcoming movie, Liz and Dick.
Sources tell TV Guide Magazine that Lifetime has been waiting for the actress's legal trouble to be wrapped up before confirming her casting. Lohan is scheduled to be in a Los Angeles courtroom today, where the judge will rule on whether or not she has fulfilled her probation requirements, including counseling and community service, stemming from a 2007 DUI arrest. (She also spent time in rehab and jail.) Expectations are that her formal probation will be terminated; a case alleging a hit and run incident that could have derailed her progress was dismissed on Monday.
Lohan's team is confident. "Lindsay is scheduled to start filming the movie the first week of May in Vancouver," says her spokesman Steve Honig.
Lohan, who has become known more for her troubles than for her talent, has been on a sort of a comeback tour recently, starting with her March 3 Saturday Night Live hosting gig, which drew mixed reviews but earned the show's second-highest ratings of the season.
She's also wrangled an upcoming guest spot on Glee, where she's reportedly playing a judge at the show choir's Nationals competition. Adds Honig: "She's a fan of the show; they're a fan of hers and decided it would be a great idea to have her on."
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