The Lifetime Original Movie, which started principal photography in Los Angeles today, tracks Taylor's highly publicized, roller-coaster romance with Burton.
Back in April, Lindsay said of the role, "I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. 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." Added Lifetime's Rob Sharenow of Lindsay: "She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon."