See Who's Set to Play "Bratty" Lindsay Lohan in New Flick

Entertainment Dec. 28, 2010 AT 11:14AM
See Who's Set to Play "Bratty" Lindsay Lohan in New Flick Credit: Donato Sardella/WireImage.com; Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage.com

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.

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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.

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"[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."

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TMZ reports that Lohan's family is considering legal action against the project for "using her likeness without her being compensated."

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