grantlilo460sidebysidepic.jpgBowler photo courtesy of ABC

Lindsay Lohan finally has a co-star in the upcoming Lifetime biopic Liz and Dick.

True Blood hunk Grant Bowler has been cast as Richard Burton.

The 43-year-old actor, who is 18 years older than Lilo, will play Taylor's hubby ... who married and divorced the screen legend twice.

As for Bowler and Lohan's first meeting, producer Larry Thompson told E!:

    "It was just Fourth of July firecrackers going off in the room. We knew from the chemistry that Liz and Dick live again."

Production begins on Liz and Dick next month.