Hollywood history is filled with unforgettable portrayals of mob life, with some actors becoming almost synonymous with on-screen gangsters. Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando -- all legends, all legendary cinematic mobsters. And now, it looks like we'll be able to add a new name to that list:
That's right: according to ComingSoon, Lohan is in talks to join cinematic gangland icon Joe Pesci in the upcoming true life mobster epic "Gotti: Three Generations." Talk about an offer we can't refuse.
Pesci, of course, has appeared in some of the most acclaimed mobster flicks of all time, including Martin Scorsese's one-two punch of "Goodfellas" and "Casino." And the other folks involved in the production of "Gotti," which tells the story of New York's real life Gotti crime syndicate from the point of view of patriarch John Gotti's son, aren't exactly slouches either: director Nick Cassavetes ("The Notebook") knows his way around a camera, as does headlining star John Travolta.
Lohan, on the other hand, is a bit of a left field selection due in part to her ongoing legal trouble, which you may have heard about. While nothing is yet set in stone, Lohan appears to be up for the role of Victoria Gotti, who parlayed her fame as John Gotti's daughter into a short-lived reality series on A&E titled "Growing Up Gotti." So... on second thought, maybe this casting news does make sense.
"Gotti: Three Generations" isn't set to begin filming in October, but don't worry: with Lohan involved you expect to hear plenty more about the film before then.