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Lindsay Lohan

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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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136.

janet    

Joy Behar had also mentioned this on her show, Gotti may just have the clout to get Lohan the roll. I don't see any other way she would have. She is still to much of a risk.

What about her trial? That has to put a crimp in production.

1261 days ago
137.

Vorlon    

Hey IDIOT, stay classy.

Posted at 7:58 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by vinsetta

In crocky's world that's what passes for class. Beating up women, derogatory remarks about physically challenged- yep he's a "special" guy.

1261 days ago
138.

lou    

I guess we'll know soon enough if it the story is true since the producers are holding a press conference in New York on April 12th.

Posted at 7:51 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Jill

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Why thank you,Dina, for your usual insider information.

Too damned bad if your little precious got the role and then went away to prison.

1261 days ago
139.

Tony Johnson    

aaaawwwww...

DAVEY GIRL'S feeling are hurt...

REALLY! REALLY! REALLY!

You losers spew hate of a person you never even met for ten to fourteen hours a day and you expect TMX to care about YOU!!!

Here's a news FLASH for all you LOSERS!

NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU!

That's why LINDSAY WILL GO ON!!!

BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT HER!!!

love YOU LINDSAY!!!

STAY UP AND STAY BLESSED!!!

1261 days ago
140.

lou    

What happened crocky- your rock handle get banned or are you just hiding from Chaz?

Posted at 7:58 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Vorlon

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LMAO!!!

1261 days ago
141.

swaogasgo    

yeah I believe this !..........cough cough, gag, spit.

1261 days ago
142.

suza271    

The April 12 press conference was announced before Lindsay was even in talks. I'm not saying she won't be in it, I'm just saying the press conference was previously announced so it's not like the press conf. is strictly about LL. I'll be very interested to know from the press conf when this will be shooting and how large of a part LL will even have. If it's a small part like Machete, then I can see her perhaps getting insured and being able to shoot if it's like a 1-2 day thing.

1261 days ago
143.

Davey-Boy    

(c)rock, I already told you that I made my money in investments. I -even- gave you the keys to those horses and said, "If you have Series 7, look these up."

If you had, you would have seen a SPECTACULAR ROI for the last 7-10 years. See, just because someone has an advanced degree in business, doesn't necessarily mean that they have to go to prison for fraud. People CAN make money honestly.

Invest some of that Celebrity Rehab money. Pay down what you owe Dina for back child support go live a decent life.

OK, now that I said that. When you coming back or are you avoiding Chaz? C'mon (c)rock. Strap on a pair.

1261 days ago
144.

Vorlon    

NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU!

Posted at 8:03 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Tony Johnson

You clearly do considering how much time you spend here raging at us.

Let's face it, we give your life definition. Without us to rage at you would be sitting alone in the dark getting sauced, getting up every few minutes to punch a hole in the walls of your flophouse.

1261 days ago
145.

Jill    

"I guess we'll know soon enough if it the story is true since the producers are holding a press conference in New York on April 12th.

Posted at 7:51 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Jill

Now where did you get THIS little tidbit come from? Things that make you go hmmmmm.

Posted at 7:54 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Vorlon"
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Hollywood Reporter

Gotti Jr., who's given his blessing to the project, plans to join the producers, Travolta and Cassavetes at a press conference on April 12 at the Sheraton New York Hotel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-travolta-set-play-mobster-172948

1261 days ago
146.

Jim in Cali    

Is this the movie where JOhn Travolta is going to play John Gotti? Smells of a disaster but at least Lindsay has a chance to redeem herself in a small way through her work.

1261 days ago
147.

lou    

Jill's smug little response leads me to believe that there is credence to this rumor. And so, once again, I'm going to post the address, and my letter, to the producers of this movie, stating that I won't see the movie if Lie-ho is in it. Feel free to copy and paste, and send to the producers as well.

Remind me to repost this again in the evening, during the peak time:

mfroch@fiorefilmsllc.com

Dear Mr. Fiore,

I was excited to hear about the John Giotti biopic starring John Travolta UNTIL I heard that Lindsay Lohan is in the running to be Victoria Giotti. That's killed it for me (no pun intended.) I won't go to see it if she is in the film and I know tons of other people who feel this way. The public strongly dislikes this woman, enough so to boycott her work even if it's something they'd otherwise see.

It's a shame that such an interesting topic with a fantastic male lead will now be RUINED by someone who cannot act, doesn't look the part, and is a thief.

Sincerely,

1261 days ago
148.

Tony Johnson    

150.
I guess we'll know soon enough if it the story is true since the producers are holding a press conference in New York on April 12th.

Posted at 7:51 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by Jill

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Why thank you,Dina, for your usual insider information.

Too damned bad if your little precious got the role and then went away to prison.

Posted at 8:02 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by lou
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It's funny how a bit of FACT comes in and you think it's DINA!

I guess you DO realize that you LOSERS are the ones in FANTASY LAND!

Things that make you go hmmmmmmm...

1261 days ago
149.

suza271    

The IMDb page for this movie says it's being released in 2013. So, they might not even be shooting until next year. If that's true, Lindsay may be thinking her insurance premium might go down by then. But, it seems like rolling the dice with everything she has hanging over her head.

1261 days ago
150.

Ih8Taxes    

I'm sorry, but I just can't see Lindsay Lohan as a serious actress after everything that has happened. I'd like to see her in a porn film, but that's about it.

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