True Blood’s Grant Bowler Cast as Richard Burton to Lindsay Lohan’s Elizabeth Taylor

Lifetime's Liz and Dick biopic has finally found its Richard Burton in True Blood's Grant Bowler

Liz and Dick’s newest cast member, True Blood’s Grant Bowler

Grant Bowler to start opposite Lindsay Lohan as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

We had our doubts as to whether Lindsay Lohan’s comeback performance as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie Liz and Dick would ever come to fruition, but now that the eponymous Dick has been cast, things are looking up for LiLo.

True Blood‘s Grant Bowler has nabbed the role of Richard Burton, Taylor’s on- and off-screen leading man. Executive producer Larry Thompson tells Deadline that when Bowler and Lohan read together, they knew they’d found their Burton — and just in time, too, as filming begins in less than two weeks.

“Grant will add gravitas to our couple and bring to life one of the greatest actors who has ever lived,” Thompson says. “Burton was a Welsh poet, a rascal, and a man’s man, who swept Elizabeth Taylor off her feet and flew her so close to the sun that they both exploded into stardust that still lights up Hollywood.”