Swift as Joni Lind­say as Liz

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

It’s been a week of weird cast­ing news. Va­ri­ety re­ports that Tay­lor Swift, wide-eyed coun­try-and-western su­per­star, is set to play Joni Mitchell, grumpy Cana­dian ge­nius, in an adap­ta­tion of Sheila Weller’s book Girls Like Us. Well, I sup­pose if Swift straight­ens her hair she might get away with it.

The real buzz is gath­er­ing around the news that Lind­say Lo­han has signed on to play El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor in Liz and Dick, a treat­ment of the late ac­tor’s re­la­tion­ship with Richard Bur­ton. All those un­for­tu­nate re­ports of boozy bust-ups and latenight ar­rests have ob­scured the fact that Lind­say was once one of Hol­ly­wood’s most promis­ing young ac­tresses. As long as they

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