Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the television biopic Liz & Dick is a casting coup if the first official photo is any indication.
Lohan channels the screen legend to perfection in the black and white still.
The photo, released Monday, shows Lohan and New Zealand actor Grant Bowler, who has been cast as Richard Burton, sharing a tender moment.
The biopic from the US cable TV network Lifetime looks at the enduring love story of the two acting greats.
Bowler, 43, is 18 years older than Lohan, however there was a seven-year age gap between Burton and Taylor who married each other twice.
Taylor and Burton co-starred in Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Taming of the Shrew.
"When you see both of them (Lindsay and co-star Grant Bowler) in full hair and make-up, it is the definition of movie magic," executive producer Larry Thompson told PerezHilton.com.
Shooting on the TV film started on Monday.Bowler plays Wolf in Outrageous Fortune and has appeared in a variety of roles in Australian and US television series.