Lindsay Lohan officially on board for 'Gotti'
April 21st, 2011
10:56 AM ET

Lindsay Lohan officially on board for 'Gotti'

Lindsay Lohan's next movie should be a real hit: The actress has officially been cast in the upcoming mob movie "Gotti: Three Generations."

Lohan will play John Gotti Jr.'s wife Kim in the film, which tells the story of John Jr.'s relationship with his father, the late Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. John Travolta has been cast as John Sr. and Joe Pesci will portray his deputy Angelo Ruggiero in the biopic, which is due out in 2012.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lohan had originally auditioned for the role of the Dapper Don's daughter, Victoria Gotti, but that deal fell through and she continued to lobby for a part in the project.

"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," says the troubled star, who will appear in court on Friday for a felony grand theft case in which an L.A. jewelry store accused her of stealing a $2,500 necklace.

Lohan adds that she can sympathize with Kim Gotti and her family. "You don't get to see the heart behind the story and the real side of people," she says of most mob movies. "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."

Under the rule of John Gotti Sr.— who died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence — the Gambino family became the most powerful crime organization in the U.S. His son, John Jr., was inducted into the Mafia in 1988 at age 24, but has insisted that he got out in the 1990s. He has since sold the rights to his life story to Fiore Films, which is developing "Gotti."

"We're very pleased to have Lindsay on-board," said Marc Fiore, the film's executive producer. "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 a perfect Kim Gotti."


soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Coraln Sforzat

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    July 13, 2012 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sam73779

    I just to introduce myself to you all. I am a very nice person which loves being a help to other guys and gals. So... hello every body! Nice to meet you all

    October 31, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pizza Lover

    She can do anything.

    April 25, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Thomas Fredrick Clauss

    We know she will be great in the role.

    April 25, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. irish man

    FYI – based on hollywood.com she will be paid 5.9 million dollars for this role

    April 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ray

    I didn't know she could act.

    April 22, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. angelo

    I think they are making a mistake, Kim is such a small role, MAke her Victoria the resemblemce is remarkable, and she can handle it. It would also bring more attention to the film, curiousity seekers will pay.

    April 22, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. NoWay

    I do believe in second chances for everyone. However, I think it is insulting to all Italians & the Gotti family to cast her in this role. BOO !

    April 22, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. me n i...

    Maybe the role is perfect if she has to steal or be drunk i mean im just sayin thats her m o these days

    April 22, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. bear218

    She gonna steal the show. BADDA BOOM

    April 22, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. bear218

    Lindsay gonna steal the show.

    April 22, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. bear218

    She may steal the show.

    April 22, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. bear218

    She'll steal the show.

    April 22, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. fernace

    Lilo says shes been portrayed in a certain lite! Duh, g-fren, u will be portrayed in a "certain lite" when u are continuously posing for mug shots! Shes a perfect example of taking all the mag stuff she had for granted like an arrogant,spoiled brat. Now shes scrambling to get it back & but still doesnt seem to realize that the credibility her fans gave her is pretty much shot. Respect is earned not demaned.She hasnt learned her lesson yet

    April 21, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. melissa ahl

    I like her she just needs 2 get onn right path.everyone needs a chance

    April 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. FLcynic

    There's a smaller audience interested in a movie about a mafia family than the number of people who get ready to spit every single time they hear or read the name "Lindsay Lohan." She's never demonstrated anything more than average acting ability. So, unless she's so "enthusiastic" about this project that she wants to do it for free, I'm dumbstruck by the idiocy it takes to cast her in this (or any) role.

    April 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  17. PhilG.

    Lohan will play Gotti's coked out girlfriend.

    A role she knows well.

    April 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Helen Hayward

    I would not hire this "actress" in any project of mine if she was the last actress on earth. How will the studio ever be able to insure her? She has a notoriously bad reputation.

    April 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. doglips

    Awesome for Lindsay Lohan. I'm going to have to check out that movie!

    April 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Fred L. Fraud

    Bwaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahaha

    April 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. snowman11

    Why would anyone want to go see a movie with a drunken,drug user playing a part which she would probaly not even be able to remember her lines or walk a straight line be like watching grass grow in the desert worthless.Wont see me paying to see her...... what a ass

    April 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  22. John Rick Baker

    I'm the author of VICE;/ One Cop's Story Of Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City/Compton Ca. I think Lindsay would have a better shot of playing one of the characters, in my book than the role she is cast in the "Gotti" epic. Read my book and you'll understand my comments'. Sgt. John R. Baker Compton P.D. {Retired}

    April 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Brad

    Wait a second. I read an article yesterday stating she was NOT chosen for this film. Just proves how unrelaiable the inernet news reporting is these days.

    April 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. bobby

    This hot chick looks just like Lindsay but plays bass in a rock band- check her out on you tube here http://youtu.be/H3sv7-rXsV0

    April 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  25. My 2 cents

    Two words–Has Been.
    This project sounds like total Cheese. It is typical of the roles she is reportedly offered.
    She took a promising career and flushed it right down the crapper. Moron.

    April 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. 88 Rules The World

    Lohan is more than a joke! Shes an embarrasment to the acting community period. And answer me this...How in the world is she going to do this movie when she is going to prison? The judge already told her she had mandatory jail/prison time coming. Her best acting job yet may be in the courtroom, begging for freedom. You gotta make a choice girl. You cant be both a theif and actress at the same time. Oh boo hoo. Call whine-1-1! Lindsey needs a whaaaaambulance!

    April 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Evel Knievel

    Any movie is made better by Lilo's cans.

    April 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  28. pmk1953

    Give her the role of Linda Lovelace back because she SUX.

    April 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  29. loonggood2

    http://www.wholesalewigsonline.com/blog/glueless-lace-wigs.html

    April 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  30. MadCityBabe

    having this clown in any movie would be a major distraction....and not in a good way.........

    April 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  31. And she eats doody.

    .

    April 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  32. MaDukes

    I'm sure there are better actresses out there for the part. Lindsey Lohan is a joke.

    April 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  33. MaDukes

    Lindsey Lohan a joke!!! Find a better actress for the part.

    April 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. teach

    I trt to teach that to the black kids in my class. Note: the operative word is TRY.

    April 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • @"teach"

      wow... I am not even sure what to say in response to your post... First of all I hope that you are not actually a teacher in charge of molding the minds of our future. You are clearly a racist and have no business teaching anyone ANYTHING. I feel sorry for you and those like you. Ignorance breeds hate.

      April 22, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  35. Peace

    Not a L L fan, period. Now that she might be working again, MAYBE, she'll pay for things instead of stealing them!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  36. teach

    mmmmmm It was still spelled HER the last I checked. Are you just a little slow ?

    April 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Superhiro

    And you can kiss my black @ss !

    April 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Superhiro

    I am a girl ! A hir ! That is why I use the names Super HIR o and Beautiful VIxen ! I am the same person !

    April 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Tif

    Everyone has his or her own cross to bear. I believe that people should face tribulations sometimes because they help us to positively progress in life. Unfortunately, LiLo has to live out her fiasco for the world to see. I hope the best for her. BTW, I sure did like that movie Mean Girls, one of my favorite LiLo movies.

    April 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  40. erica

    Sounds like such a good movie with even better, more mature actors.....WHY are the ruining it with this girl? the only movies shes ever done was second hand and she got a 5 mile criminal record! couldnt they find someone worth a darn to be called dapper dons WIFE?!

    April 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Phil

    Well, guess another movie I will pass on......unless she gets fired during the making of the movie due to a predictable relapse

    April 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Or will I ever post on this site again. You all are racist creeps !

    .

    April 21, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  43. ANDAGAIN

    That settles that. Won't be seeing THAT production.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  44. Superhiro

    CNN needs to ban these types of blogs. Racism should not be tollerated in todays society.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Superfaker

      Kid, if you're going to pose as "Superhiro" at least come up with something he would say.

      April 21, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  45. Superhiro

    This is one of the most racist things I have ever read. You people need to get a life.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  46. LPC

    Why cast her in any movie? She just may be in jail!! I won't support any project she's in. Give the role to a deserving, well respected actor. She is so over and done with.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  47. imeanwhat

    Congrats to La Lohan for finally getting a job....What do you think of her new role? Will she screw this one up, too? http://bit.ly/dQA1jw

    April 21, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • marie daily

      Hopely not. She good.

      April 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • stephanie

      I say give her a chance she is a great actress and i think she will be great. Whoever has not made a mistake or ten in this life she will do fine.Lindsey i am rootin for ya ! OSCAR BOUND

      May 11, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |

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