The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Lindsay Lohan gets a big Lifetime role, Gina Carano keeps on acting, and the BBC cancels a show.
Apparently Lindsay Lohan is definitely, like for sure definitely, going to play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime: Television for Soft Focus Stunts original movie. For a while lots of people thought Lohan's casting was just a rumor that Lifetime was perpetuating to get attention for the movie, but nope. It appears to be real. It's a real thing that's happening. The movie is going to be called Liz & Dick, because ever since The Client List premiered the network has been feeling a little wild, must be spring or something, and it will be about Taylor's relationship with Richard Burton. Nothing is confirmed, but word is that the network has offered the Richard Burton role to Jesse Camp. [Vulture]
Gina Carano, the mixed martial arts fighter whom Steven Soderbergh cast in this winter's action movie Haywire, may be joining the cast of Fast and the Furious 6, which is about Paul Walker and Vin Diesel zooming around Ft. Lauderdale in Hoverounds. This is actually kind of perfect, because Carano seems nice and everything and has a neat story so we want her to get work, but, um, she's not so good at the acting. Which makes a Fast and the Furious picture perfect for her! Nobody acts in those things. They just stare sweatily at each other and hug. (There was a lot of hugging in the last one. Seriously, go watch it and notice all the hugging.) Nice work, Carano! [The Hollywood Reporter]