By Alison Willmore | Indiewire May 25, 2012 at 8:44AM
While the news that Lindsay Lohan had been cast to play Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie "Liz & Dick," about the star's turbulent relationship with Richard Burton, caused a stir and seemed like a bold if potentially difficult publicity grab, the choice for who'll take on the role of Burton is considerably less loaded.
According to Deadline, Grant Bowler will do the honors. The New Zealand-born actor may be best know for playing Wilhelmina Slater's shady love interest Connor Owens in "Ugly Betty" or werewolf biker Cooter in "True Blood," but Ayn Rand fans and lovers of disastrous cinema may also recognize him as Henry Rearden from last year's "Atlas Shrugged: Part I."
"Liz & Dick," which is written by Christopher Monger of "Temple Grandin," is scheduled to start filming on June 4th.