‘Lindsay, who you do not think of as an indie film actress … is the heart of the movie,’ producer Edward Bass says.
By Chris Harris
Lindsay Lohan always seems to have a lot on her plate, and this week she piled on yet another project. The teen starlet — whose second album, A Little More Personal, lands in stores next month — signed on for “Bobby,” a partially fictionalized account of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 assassination that focuses on the interconnected lives of characters working and staying at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel in the hours leading up to the murder.
Lohan joins an ensemble cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Nick Cannon and Elijah Wood (see “Elijah Wood Joins Emilio Estevez’s Robert Kennedy Project”).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress, who played an innocent teenager in “Freaky Friday” and a naive transfer student in “Mean Girls,” will portray a woman who marries her boyfriend’s brother (Wood) to spare him from the Vietnam War draft. The plan backfires, however, when Lohan falls in love with Wood’s character. Emilio Estevez will direct the independent film, which he also wrote. Production is expected to begin next week in Los Angeles.
“Lindsay, who you do not think of as an indie film actress, is an inspired choice and is the heart of the movie,” Edward Bass, the film’s producer, told the Reporter.
Shia LaBeouf (“Constantine,” “I, Robot”) and Brian Geraghty (“Jarhead”) have also been added to the cast. Both will be portraying members of Kennedy’s campaign staff.
Lohan recently stepped behind the lens for her directorial debut, helming the video for “Confessions of a Broken Heart,” the first single from A Little More Personal. She also has two films in the can, the indie “A Prairie Home Companion,” (with Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, and Meryl Streep) and “Just My Luck,” in which she plays a lucky New Yorker whose fortune changes when she falls in love with disaster-prone dude (see “Lindsay Lohan Pushes Her ‘Luck’ “).
For more on Lohan the director, see the feature “Lindsay Lohan Cracks The Mirror”