Casting: Lohan signs for GOTTI; Arquette and Sarandon join HEMLOCK DRIVE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 21st, 2011

Lindsay Lohan

What a day can do, I guess.

On Wednesday, rumors began swirling that actress Lindsay Lohan would be leaving the upcoming, now director-less, film, GOTTI: THREE GENERATIONS. The actress has been attached to the film for quite some time now, and quickly after the rumor began making the rounds, Fiore Films was quick to jump on it and squash the reports.

And now, they’ve made it official.

Variety is reporting that the actress has signed on to star in the film, as Kim Gotti, opposite John Travolta and Joe Pesci. She will also star in the upcoming film, MOB STREET, which is also being backed by Fiore Films. GOTTI will tell the story of the Gotti crime family, as seen through the eyes of John Gotti’s son, John Gotti Jr.

Nick Cassavetes left the film earlier this week due to scheduling conflicts, but it still is expected to shoot this fall, so it appears as though the company seems certain that a director will be found, and found quickly. Personally, I think this is a great role for Lohan, and one that will hopefully show the world that she does in fact have some talent. I’ve been a fan of hers for some time, so here is to hoping that she will prove to the world that a film like PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION wasn’t a fluke.

In other casting news, Variety is also reporting that Susan Sarandon, David Arquette, and Adam Brody have joined the cast of Rosanna Arquette’s upcoming directorial debut, HEMLOCK DRIVE. The film was penned by Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, and follows a mother who asks her three children to through her a “living funeral” to try and bring together her family. Think something like GET LOW. Now, while the premise really sounds interesting, it is so close to GET LOW that I can’t help but think that this likely won’t be half the film that that really fantastic Robert Duvall film is.

What do you think?

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