We reported a little over a week ago that Lindsay Lohan was close to joining John Travolta and Joe Pesci in the upcoming crime family drama Gotti: Three Generations to play the role of John Gotti Sr’s sister, Victoria Gotti. Well, in true Lohan fashion, there’s been some drama involved. Even though Lohan was close enough to signing 9 days ago that she was attending press conferences for the film, eventually talks with her representatives hit a wall and Gotti producers dumped the idea of having her in the film.
But then she whined a bunch so now she’s back in, but this time in a different role. Lohan has now officially been signed to play the role of John Gotti Jr’s wife Kim. About her signing Lohan said, “I’m really excited to be back on set and clear up all the misinterpretations about me and show this is what I love to do.” So around we go for another spin on the merry-go-round that is Lohan’s public life and film career.
About the way this project will compare to most other mob movies, Lohan said, “You don’t get to see the heart behind the story and the real side of people [in other mob films]. I can relate to that because I think that I’ve been portrayed in a certain light. I just want to do my best to show what their family really went through.” The disconnect between the way that these actors keep talking about this film like it is Hollywood fantasy and the fact that the Gottis are real people who hugely profited off of real violent crimes and murders continues to astound me.
Yes please, show me their humanity, explain to me why they are victims of the evil media. Lohan comparing their experiences as accomplices to drug dealings and murders with her own struggles as a child star is especially tasty. This project has been a delicious train wreck of tabloid fodder already, and it hasn’t even begun shooting, so it’s sad to hear that everybody involved thinks that it’s going to repair their reputations. But before anybody starts saying that this casting news is more Lohan B.S. and that she will never actually get a role in a movie again, there is also a quote from the film’s executive producer Marc Fiore to hammer home the fact that somebody has actually been willing to roll the dice on her again. He says, “We’re very pleased to have Lindsay on-board … She has been very enthusiastic about the Gotti project, and after resuming discussions with her, we were impressed by her commitment to the film and felt she would be the perfect Kim Gotti.” Well Mr. Fiore, good luck with that. I sincerely hope that I don’t have to start reading about on-set meltdowns or delayed shootings due to rehab trips or court appearances or what have you. I much prefer to read about awesome movies that are coming together well.