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Lohan Flick Crashes Over Cash

7/20/2007 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that the Lindsay Lohan/Shirley MacClaine crime caper pic "Poor Things" was brought down by problems with cash flow, and not by Lohan's recent mini vacation in Vegas, as today's Page Six reported.

"The spending was out of control," we're told, and that ultimately caused the film's demise.

As for the Post's report that it was Lohan's hard-partying ways that sent the film packing -- not true. Lohan's arrest on suspicion of DUI happened just a few days before she was set to start shooting. The production company, it seemed, was fine with waiting for Lindsay's recovery, even telling TMZ that Lindsay would be shuttled back and forth from Promises in Malibu to the set in Santa Monica. That, obviously, never happened.

Lohan's rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, would not discuss the project, saying only that Lindsay was "not the reason" for the film's problems.

A call to the film's production company was not immediately returned.

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16.

chillout music girl    

Off to the slammer with her already!!!
The world will breathe better knowing her freckled fire crotch is in a jail cell.
Only her drug dealer will be upset, he is going to miss his # 1 cokehead client.

2619 days ago
17.

Kate    

i'm by no means a lohan fan, but why would a movie get cancelled simply because of her, couldn't they just get another actress to play her part....last time i checked there are plenty of young hott actresses just ready to take her place!!!!

2619 days ago
18.

Tasha    

These producers should go find some actress busting tables or tending bar who will appreciate the opportunity you're giving her.

2619 days ago
19.

Snarksnarksnark    

The high production costs probably included a ginormous insurance premium due to Lohan's past conduct.

2619 days ago
20.

tooth fairy    

Why does anyone still want to hire this box-office poison? She tanked more than 3 movies already. She is not worth it.

Ever since she hooked on drug, she is herself in every movie. She is not portraying any character. It's like you see Lindsay playing herself. She talks the same and acts the same in every character. It's just not convincing.

2619 days ago
21.

Ida Clair    

Beeeeeeee Eehhsssssss! Insurance costs on her must be astronomical.

2619 days ago
22.

Rachel Wedlock    

Right little lady, it seams now you are on the edge of choice...screw up your career and the life that made you or turn round and pull it back together, pick a side??? You need to think about your next steps real carefully. I have been in a similar point in my life before (not on a fame scale, thank god) I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS, but the longer you continue the harder it gets.

Big love, Peace out

RachX

2618 days ago
23.

lindsfan    

leave lindsay alone she is way sweeter than you, you're all just jealous that you didnt have endless money and access to anything you wanted at the party-ready age of 21

2618 days ago
24.

Texanna    

So refresh my memory...just exactly how many money making movies has this chick done? Freaky Friday when she was like 11 and then Mean Girls? That's all I can think of....hardly worth all the attention and $$$ she gets. She's box office poison if you really think about it.

2618 days ago
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