Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor: First Official Photo

"Mean Girls" star Lindsay Lohan tries on the persona of a Hollywood legend — and gets her neck nuzzled — in first official photo from her Lifetime biopic

Last Updated: June 4, 2012 @ 5:26 PM

Lindsay Lohan will attempt to channel screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick," and the network released the first official photo of "Mean Girls" star Lohan in character on Monday to give the eagerly awaiting public a taste of what's to come.

Judging from the photo, the public isn't alone in getting a taste — the pic features "Atlas Shrugged" star Grant Bowler, in character as Taylor's on-again, off-again husband Richard Burton, nuzzling Lohan's neck.

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The film, which began principal photography in Los Angeles on Monday, will debut later this year on Lifetime.

“I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan has said of the project. "She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.”

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Photo: Richard McLaren/Lifetime