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Grant Bowler to play opposite Lohan in 'Liz and Dick'

Lindsay Lohan attends her probation hearing in Los

Lindsay Lohan attends her probation hearing in Los Angeles. (March 29, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Not sure if we should all congratulate Kiwi actor Grant Bowler or warn him — oh, what the heck, let's do both!  He will play Richard Burton opposite Lindsay Lohan in Lifetime's "Liz and Dick." 

Now, on to the already tired jokes about a.) Brawls with Linds .?.?. b.) Him waiting around while she is AWOL from the set .?.?. c.) Reading about him and Linds brawling in TMZ or radar .?.?.

A film will get done. Of that we can now be certain.

But good choice in any event. Bowler a vet with chops — he was, as Lostiacs know, Capt. Gault on that freighter and was in a few episodes of "True Blood," as Cooter, the bloodthirsty werewolf.  Was also most recently in "GCB." Perhaps best, he isn't all that well known to U.S. audiences so he doesn't bring any baggage or preconceptions to this role — like his co-star, ahem, has.  

Filming starts June 4, per E!


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