After some momentary drama on Wednesday, when it seemed that Lindsay Lohan’s role
in the mob family biopic “Gotti: Three Generations”
was in jeopardy, it was confirmed later that the embattled starlet would still be in the film.
Originally up for the role of Victoria Gotti, Lohan is now set to play the wife of John Gotti Jr., Kim Gotti. “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,” Lohan said about the casting, according to The Associated Press. “I think it’s such an iconic story. I think it’s a great story to be told. I’m honored to be working with John Travolta and Joe Pesci.”
The movie’s producer, Marc Fiore, explained to People.com that it was Lohan herself who managed to make sure she got cast in the flick. “She was definitely out as of earlier today, but she really wanted the part,” he said. “She not only is back in the movie, but she single-handedly put it all together. She called me personally and put her team on it, and we came to an agreement.”
Lohan, who was originally rumored to be a part of the movie earlier this month, said that she looks forward to playing the role because “you don’t get to see the heart behind the story and the real side of people. 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.”
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