See Who's Set to Play "Bratty" Lindsay Lohan in New Flick
Lindsay Lohan's got a new movie project -- whether she likes it or not.
Model-heiress Lydia Hearst Shaw will play a spoofed version of the in-rehab 24-year-old star in Dogs in Pocketbooks, screenwriter Charles Casillo told New York Post's Page Six.
Shaw, 26, "will play 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 -- a role obviously based on Lindsay Lohan," Casillo explained.
Why did filmmakers pick socialite Shaw, who hasn't acted much?
"I spent a lot of time casting for the right actress for this screwball comedy, but Lydia is perfect. She's one of the few supermodels who can actually act. She's smart, well-read, charming and very beautiful," Casillo said.
Should Betty Ford resident Lohan be ticked off? No, Casillo insists.
"[The movie]is in no way mean-spirited towards Lindsay. It's the kind of thing she has spoofed about herself in the past. It's more of a satire about the crazy people around her and the situations they generate. It satirizes the obsession with modern celebrity."
TMZ reports that Lohan's family is considering legal action against the project for "using her likeness without her being compensated."