Pretty soon, Lindsay Lohan will invade our TV screens, only this time she won’t be crying in front of a judge. She’ll be portraying Hollywood’s Golden Age icon, Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime‘s Liz & Dick. This role has generated a fair deal of controvery, with even Rosie O’Donnell tossing her hat into the ring to state that Lohan wasn’t right for the part. Now, we’ve got the first photos of Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor. Does she look the part? See the photos below.

The role of Elizabeth Taylor is yet another attempt for Lohan to reignite her once promising career as a movie star. Liz & Dick might not seem like a very big project – it is after all a movie for the Lifetime TV network – but it’s a start.

Joining her onscreen will be True Blood‘s Grant Bowler, who was recently cast as Richard Burton a.k.a. Dick.

Lifetime recently released the first image of Lohan and Bowler. In it, they recreate a classic photo of the couple in which Richard Burton is kissing Elizabeth Taylor neck. Lohan’s profile actually resembles that of Elizabeth Taylor’s. But if we take a closer look at some of the other photos that are circulating the web (see below), Lohan looks nothing like Elizabeth Taylor.

But whether or not Lohan is able to pull off Elizabeth Taylor won’t depend only on looks (Michelle Williams wasn’t identical to Marilyn Monroe, but she was still amazing in My Week With Marilyn), it’ll be about her performance. It’s been a long time since we last saw her act in anything good, but let’s not forget that she was once a promising actress. Come November 3, we’ll see if Lohan still has some talent left in her.

What do you think of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor? Does she resemble the Hollywood icon?

(photo source: /Film, OTRC)