Lindsay Lohan is getting a biopic? Sort of. An upcoming Hollywood satire from grip-turned-screenwriter Charles Casillo is based on the life of Lohan, particularly the parts involving drugs and rehab. Titled 'Dogs in Pocketbooks,' the film has just cast its lead, according to the New York Post. Supermodel and publishing heiress (and, sorry ladies, girlfriend of Jeff Goldblum) Lydia Hearst will play the part of "a bratty movie goddess in and out of rehab, in trouble with the law, and hounded by greedy agents, predatory paparazzi, off-the-wall stalkers and crazed media."
This will be the first major role for the 26-year-old daughter of Patricia Hearst and Bernard Shaw (and great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst). She's appeared on 'Gossip Girl' and in a few movies, but nothing this significant. Casillo told the tabloid that she's "one of the few supermodels who can actually act." She reportedly beat out a lot of other names looked at for the role. Joining Hearst onscreen, Joan Collins has also been cast as a big time agent.
As for the content of 'Dogs in Pocketbooks,' it pokes a lot of fun at Lohan, but the satire is apparently directed more at the people around her, as well as the general obsession with celebrity. Anyway, as we've seen in the past, Lohan is fine lampooning her own troubles and should have no issue with a biting roman à clef. And since then she's completely thrown her career away, so she really has no grounds for protest.
This sounds likely to be aired on TV. Will you tune in to see one socialite portray another?