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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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46.

ruby    

Victoria Gotti is not going to be remembed as a warm charitable figure no matter who plays her. Lindsay has problems but she's no mob moll.

1231 days ago
47.

lou    

OMG, are advertisers SERIOUS??? Use what Lindsay Lohan used...for ANYTHING?????????

Best way to LOSE sales quickly.

A salespitch by FUTMZ is in order here, I think.

1231 days ago
48.

Skeeter    

Well it won't be a stretch for her to play a Gotti, she does have more proven criminal experience than John. Hahahaha....

1231 days ago
49.

Grandma Cracker    

Why go with Sienna or Blake who demand 7 figures when you can get LL for 4 figures. It just makes good common sense. Personal friendship aside, I'd go with the cheapie. Ya know that whole John Gotti Jr. trial thing cost a pretty penny. Victoria G has spunk. LL has no soul and I would have a hard time buying her as Victoria G even at bargain basement prices. Come on VG, you can do better than this. Spend the extra money....

1231 days ago
50.

lou    

Victoria Gotti is not going to be remembed as a warm charitable figure no matter who plays her. Lindsay has problems but she's no mob moll.

Posted at 6:08 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by ruby

Not being remembered as warm and charitable is one thing...being remembered as an ugly, lying idiot is quite another.

If I were Victoria, I'd opt for the Faye Dunaway "Bonnie and Clyde" treatment, if at all possible. Just sayin'.

1231 days ago
51.

Kari    

Is it supposed to be an honor to be hand picked by Victoria Gotti? It would depress me to think she saw me as the person who is most like her!

1231 days ago
52.

cas    

as a relative on the gotti family this is disgusting and disgraceful leave it to victoria to slip out of her sedated self for 5 minutes to make stupid decisions, this is why john jr needs his executive power back

fml

1231 days ago
53.

Davey-Boy    

A drugged out coke whore supposedly getting the part to play a Gotti. Where in the world will Lindsay pull from when she's acting?

Lindsay continues to be box office poison and kryptonite to sales. Lest we forget that Lindsay herself walked out of Herpies The Love Bug because it so bad.

Oh yea, did anyone forget that Lindsay was asked to NOT show up to the premiere of Machete?

This turd in a can will go straight to DVD and will be lucky to pull out a 3.0 on IMDb.

1231 days ago
54.

Vinsetta    

Going with what Nikki has told us:

Lindsay is getting TONS of free "positive" publicity for this stunt, which looks great for her upcoming trial. Brilliant manuver on Dina's part...but they've played the "oh, she has a film she needs to get to, she can't go to jail," card before, and was proven wrong that time, too.

Posted at 5:50 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by lou

Thank you. Happens every time she's facing hard time. "Sources' said. Give me some names, specifically Dina. Please there is no way she is getting multiple film roles when she's had zero offers in years. If she is, it's perfect time for her again when her @$$ is on the line again.

1231 days ago
55.

lou    

I mean, you have the choice of Sienna "Hottie" Miller or Lindsay "Nottie" Blowhan, and you chose LINDSAY???? Seriously??? The budget for the film is $75 million. So offer John Travolta a few comped cupcakes instead of a full blown, 10-course meal every day to cut costs and get the Hottie, not the Nottie!

1231 days ago
56.

ruby    

Not being remembered as warm and charitable is one thing...being remembered as an ugly, lying idiot is quite another.
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Ugly lying idiot describes VG pretty well.

1231 days ago
57.

Vorlon    

Lindsay is getting TONS of free "positive" publicity for this stunt, which looks great for her upcoming trial. Brilliant manuver on Dina's part...but they've played the "oh, she has a film she needs to get to, she can't go to jail," card before, and was proven wrong that time, too.

Posted at 5:50 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by lou

Yes but will it do any good? If Judge Sautner is as tough as is said, she's not going to have any of it. Time will tell. (14 days.)

1231 days ago
58.

pstar    

Brandon, It's hard to accept insurance rates from someone who starts a sentence with "I seen...".

1231 days ago
59.

normal person    

chaz
davey-boy
harlot
lou
blood red
andycondum
nikki
anti rock
lou
Thats what i can remember right now,i know there is more.

FYI, andyconndum is Anti Rock and Chaz


I want to personally welcome the HATERS to this story on this AWESOME Friday morning, With a Big Old STFU Losers!!!!!

Posted at 2:59 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by therock
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You forgot Gramma cracker, DANA and a few other daily haters. Bad day for haters.

1231 days ago
60.

Vinsetta    

chaz
davey-boy
harlot
lou
blood red
andycondum
nikki
anti rock
lou
Thats what i can remember right now,i know there is more.

FYI, andyconndum is Anti Rock and Chaz


I want to personally welcome the HATERS to this story on this AWESOME Friday morning, With a Big Old STFU Losers!!!!!

Posted at 2:59 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by therock
===============================================================

You forgot Gramma cracker, DANA and a few other daily haters. Bad day for haters.


Posted at 6:29 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by normal person

Add Vinsetta to that list, will you?

1231 days ago
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