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Lindsay Lohan

HANDPICKED

By Victoria Gotti

4/8/2011 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan beat out Blake Lively AND Sienna Miller for her new role as Victoria Gotti -- and TMZ has learned ... Victoria herself made sure that happened.

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Sources close to the production tell TMZ, producers were considering both Blake and Sienna for the role -- but John Gotti's famously blonde daughter wasn't having it, insisting Lindsay get the role instead ... and producers loved the idea.

Not all that surprising -- according to sources, Victoria is a good friend of the Lohan family ... and she often spends time with them on Long Island.

Meanwhile, Lindsay is currently in L.A. auditioning for "Superman" -- but we're told she already has a plane ticket back to NYC for April 12th ... to close the Gotti deal for good.


 

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dimes    

Oh sure, like Blake and Sienna were gasping to play Victoria Gotti.

Please.

1210 days ago
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Sophie    

Lindsay was picked because the other actresses do not look 'aged' enough to play Gotti.

1210 days ago
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Cartman    

Lindsay is gonna have to "coke up" to get the right look but I'm sure she is willing to suffer for her craft.

1210 days ago
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NDNchief    

I probably wouldn't have cared to see this flick. Now that LL is in it, I will actively avoid it.

1210 days ago
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Hello is anybody in there?    

Really? Blake and Sienna were the other two? Hollywood about all looks no acting o well i bet the movie gonna suck anyways.

1210 days ago
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kali    

Does this mean the kardashian chick is out? yay!

1210 days ago
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Criss    

As much as I'm pulling for Lindsay to get her life back together, for some reason, I see this going the same way as her Linda Lovelace movie.

1210 days ago
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PRO US    

So, you're saying they'll start filming this movie in 2013 (when Lindsay's finished serving her next sentence)?

1210 days ago
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HarryPalms    

Hummm... yeah... that must be a real honor... handpicked by a tacky uneducated mob wife... yeah... quite an honor

1210 days ago
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Lisa    

Lindsay is very lucky. The fact that she get, 2nd, third, fourth cshances shows how forgiving hollywood is to her.

1210 days ago
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Karren    

Hope that the producers are willing to pay HUGE INSURANCE FEES for Lindsay! What will they do while Linds is coming & going from court on her grand theft trial beginning April 22nd? Also, if LiLo is jail-bound...will they film around her for a year or so??? Don't know how she is getting these offers. She also was "in talks" to do Superman and the Manson Murder Movie (playing Sharon Tate)! How can these producers have so much faith she'll be able to complete any movie roles that she is offered?

1210 days ago
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Hime    

@13- Don't you get it? It's such a great way for an otherwise small project to get talked about. What better way to get a TON of attention on a small movie than to attach LL to it? The producer knows she won't pull through and thus they don't have to pay any actual insurance fees or deal with her ugly face/body and dreadful acting, but they get a buzz going.

I mean, how many people went to see Machete JUST for the small cameo LL is in? People don't see LL because she's pretty or has talent (she's got neither...) they go to see a train wreck. Whether she's in or out, she's great publicity.

1210 days ago
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Brandon    

GOOD THINKING LINDSAY! EXPOSING YOUR FRIENDS WITH ALLEGED MOB FAMILY MEMBERS. YOUR UP COMING JUDGE USED TO BE A COP IN NEW YORK THAT DEALT WITH MOBS AND THEIR DRUG NETWORKS.

1210 days ago
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Brandon    

I SEEN ON CNN A COUPLE MONTHS AGO WHERE CNN TALKED TO A COUPLE OF PRODUCTION INSURANCE COMPANIES AND SAID IF SHE WAS IN A MAJOR ROLE IT WOULD BE 3 TO 5 PERCENT OF PRODUCTION COST AND LESS THE SMALLER THE ROLE. FOR EXAMPLE THAT WHY HER ROLE IN MACHETTE WAS SO SMALL.

IF SHE WAS IN A MAJOR ROLE IN SAY A $75 MILLION PRODUCTION, INSURANCE COST WOULD BE 2 TO 3 MILLON DOLLARS.

1210 days ago
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RealityBites    

Couldn't pay me to watch anything this girl is in, wouldn't even watch it if it were free....won't do anything that will put money in her pocket - pathetic loser!

1210 days ago
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