The Legality of Working with Lindsay

Troubled actress, Lindsay Lohan made her first leading-role screen debut in nearly five years in Lifetime’s tv movie “Liz and Dick,” last night. The film, which is said to be anything but good, stars Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, and started shooting last summer. However, before Lohan could sign on to the project, there was reportedly quite a bit of legal details to iron out.

The movie's executive producer, Larry Thompson, recently said: "We had serious challenges to deal with due to her probation and her history. Therefore, we had to make a deal where there were pages and pages of ‘what if' clauses. There never was a ‘what if she can't act' clause. It was about, ‘What if there is a car accident? What if there is a violation of her probation and she's incarcerated?' Those ‘what ifs' were plenty. She might be the most insured actress who ever walked on a soundstage. We tried to insure ourselves against things that could and, in fact, did happen."

During production last June, Lohan was involved in a highly-publicized car accident, and the production was forced to take an insurance day. The Santa Monica City Attorney’s office is set to charge Lohan with a misdemeanor, following her alleged lie to police about whether she was driving when her car crashed into an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway in June.