During the season 10 premiere of “Project Runway” Thursday night, Lifetime unveiled their first-ever look at Lindsay Lohan starring as the famed Elizabeth Taylor in their upcoming TV movie “Liz & Dick” premiering this fall. Unfortunately, anyone who actually checked out the peek looking for something substantial is probably feeling more than a little bit disappointed right now.
The teaser is literally just the photo of the former child star to the left of this article, and is accompanied by some music along with a notice that the movie (which also stars “True Blood” alum and “The Amazing Race Australia” host Grant Bowler as Richard Burton) is going to be airing on the network this fall.
As frustrating as this teaser is, we do understand why the network went through with promoting the project that way. You have to get attention out there for your film somehow, even if it means just showing off a photo everyone who reads trade publications has already seen before. You are counting on the casual “Project Runway” viewer coupled with the Lohan fanatics to spark further interest — and by that, we mean something that is not tabloid headlines. Considering that the project only recently wrapped filming, they may not have even had any solid footage to otherwise show. (Lohan is currently shooting the movie “The Canyons.”)
This production was certainly no an easy one to shoot at times — Lohan was at one point hospitalized due to exhaustion, and she was also involved in a car accident that jeopardized another day of shooting. However, the work all did eventually get done — and now we’re just sitting around and playing the waiting game.
To check out more stills from the project, be sure to check out the story over at this link. Are you even getting remotely excited to check out this show?