Would Lindsay Lohan make a good Victoria Gotti?
When it comes to acting comebacks, Lindsay Lohan has had a few false starts. She was supposed to play porn star Linda Lovelace, until she wasn't. She's slated to star in an independently made Willie Nelson-produced action comedy, but that remains up in the air. Insurance (among other issues) has been a concern.
Now the latest potential role has surfaced. Days of rumors that she would tackle the part of Victoria Gotti opposite John Travolta in the independent "Gotti: Three Generations" were confirmed Tuesday -- sort of -- when producer Marc Fiore told reporters at a New York press event that he would like to have her in his movie. "Lindsay is a terrific actress," Fiore said. "Nothing has been finalized, but we are definitely in talks." Gotti herself then weighed in by calling her "incredible" and "a great actress."
For her part, Lohan still has to overcome some obstacles. She acknowledged to Extra last month that she needs to "take the steps that I need to take to prove that I can be insurable again."
Would Lohan be good for the part? Gotti is, of course, the daughter of the late John Gotti Sr., the convicted Gambino crime boss; she's also the writer of several celebrity-themed novels as well as a memoir, and also starred in the A&E reality show "Growing Up Gotti." She's been a tabloid fixture, but it's also a meaty and dramatic part.
Lohan has had few dramatic roles in her career -- among the few with even elements of that was the comedy-drama "Georgia Rule," and it wasn't exactly widely acclaimed. Her recent pedigree doesn't showcase a ton of chops, either -- the pregnancy comedy "Labor Pains" never even made it to theaters.
Then again, Lohan does know something about growing up in the tabloid spotlight. And she's getting to know the legal system pretty well.
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Photo: Lindsay Lohan in "Herbie Fully Loaded." Credit: Walt Disney Pictures