Lindsay Lohan Closing Deal To Join ‘Gotti’ Biopic? [Updated]

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 13th, 2013 at 10:24 pm,

[Update: Lohan couldn’t reach a deal with the filmmakers. See post for details.]

While she’s not in rehab (for the time being), Lindsay Lohan is nonetheless at risk of being convicted for grand theft in the near future. That hasn’t prevented the troubled actress from seeking out her next film role, and she’s reportedly close to accomplishing that task by signing on for Gotti: Three Generations.

Lohan’s name popped up in connection to Superman: Man of Steel recently as well, which begs the question: if the actress does join the cast of the Gotti biopic, does that mean she’s officially out of contention to appear in the Superman reboot?

TMZ claims that Lohan is in “final talks” for the role of Victoria Gotti in director Nick Cassavettes’ Gotti: Three Generations, which recently locked down John Travolta to play John “The Dapper Don” Gotti Sr. The film documents the former Gambino crime family head’s rise to power in the mid-1980s, and focuses primarily on the relationship between Gotti Sr. and his son, who has officially given his blessing to the project.

The real Victoria Gotti was born to John Gotti Sr. and Victoria DiGiorgio in 1962, and settled down into a marriage with New York mobster Carmine Agnello around the time that her father took control of the Gambino crime clan. She would eventually go on to become a writer for the New York Post and even starred in the reality television show Growing Up Gotti in 2004.

If nothing else, I suppose playing the Gotti daughter in Three Generations would allow Lohan to get back to being constructive – not to mention, portray a relatively stable character onscreen (which she did not get to do in her last film, Machete). It would at least be a move in a better direction for her.

A lot of you Screen Rant readers have expressed your disappointment at the idea that Lohan could star in Man of Steel – even with current rumors saying that the actress is more likely to play a minor character similar to Eve Teschmacher from the 1978 Superman movie, and not the supposed female villain in the reboot.

However, her potential involvement with Gotti: Three Generations doesn’t necessarily guarantee that she’s out of the game to join Man of Steel. Lohan’s roles in both films would be minor, which allows for more room in her schedule – not to mention, since she is apparently looking to resuscitate her career, Lohan’s agents will definitely be pushing for her to land a role in a high-profile comic book movie like Superman. So take all that for what it’s worth.

UPDATE: People reports that Lindsay Lohan is officially OUT of Gotti: Three Generations after negotiations between the troubled starlet and the filmmakers stalled. Though Lohan’s impending trial may have ultimately played a factor in the actress not getting the role, the producers of the film are claiming (publicly at least) that legal troubles and controversy had nothing to do with the decision.

Said producer Mark Fiore:

“She a wonderful person…Her legal case has nothing to do with it. We just couldn’t reach terms.

This is yet another setback for the Gotti biopic: director Nick Casavettes has also left the film, due to “scheduling conflicts.”

Gotti: Three Generations should begin production before the year is out. We’ll keep you posted on its progress as more information is released.

Source: TMZ

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  1. I think she should retire. Take the money she made and go. Because lately all she has done in ruin fliks with the exception of Machete but lets face it, that was a softcore porno flik.

  2. This movie is such a joke. First of all this movie shouldnt even be happening. Second Travolta as gotti? third. How about we do something orginal hollwyood? hmmm?

  3. James, you couldn’t be more wrong. If the movies Lindsay has been in were bad, it’s because the films were bad, not because her presence made them that way. She is a really great actress, with a lot of extra baggage. No one can ever move on from everything, when people like you don’t let things go. I wish her all the luck in the world, and I hope she can keep moving forward, and get her feet back on the ground in Hollywood. I look forward to seeing her doing an amazing job in a great film in the near future.

  4. IF and that is a BIG if she can stay clean, I think she can bounce back in some solid movies. she might have made a decent Lana, but who knows.

  5. I’d rather not see her until she gets her act together.

  6. Don’t forget that not to long ago Drew Barrymore was in worse shape at an even younger age. Drew managed to come out of troubles. Given half a chance Lindsay can do the same turn around.

  7. When I see all the stuff in the news with Lindsay I laugh and say what a dumb broad. All this stupid stuff she does from drugs, to car wrecks to stealing, she deserves everything the law is going to throw at her.

    But on that same note, she DOES deserve the chance to get her life back together and get on an straight path and get her career back. EVERY HUMAN BEING DESERVES THIS. So that being said, I am not crazy at all about Lohan, but she can act, and she deserves to be successful in the profession that she has chosen with her life. Best of luck to her…

  8. the makers of the film are obviously looking for total realism… Lohan as the crack-whore girlfriend, maybe?

  9. I wish her the best of luck. I hope she can pull her life back together. I hope that her first role back is not Superman however. I do not see her in a superhero film. She would do much better in a “realistic” film. Best of luck to her and I hope she lands the Gotti role.

  10. at first I was surprise that this was going to be made then I thought that I just might like to see this, Now with word that Ms. Lohan is to be in this, well that just made it crystal Clear to me, STAY AWAY AS FAR AS POSSIBLE. I will not pay any of my hard earn $ or even any easy made change that I find on anything Ms Lohan (and Mr. Cruise to add to this list) will appear in.

  11. what a legend

  12. She’ll nail any courtroom scenes she’s in,,,

    I’m mean where’s the pressure there,,,

  13. she is beautiful