Lohan Has Real-life Links To Gotti

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April 13, 2011 | 7:35am EST

Lindsay Lohan is convinced she is the right choice for a role in the upcoming movie about John Gotti because she met the notorious crime boss when she was a child.
The Mean Girls star, who has been in and out of jail and rehab in recent years, is in negotiations to make her Hollywood comeback opposite John Travolta in Gotti: Three Generations, which tells the story of the late mobster and his relatives.

Lohan appeared at a press conference for the film in New York on Tuesday along with Travolta and Gotti’s grown-up children, Victoria and John Gotti, Jr., and told reporters, “I’ve been speaking to some of the producers… and we’re discussing me possibly having a role in the film, which is very exciting. I think it’s an amazing story in the things that the Gottis have gone through over the years and just everything that comes with that family. I think is an incredible story to tell.”

The actress, who has been linked to the role of Victoria in the film, also explained her real-life connections to the family, adding, “She’s (Victoria) good friends with my mom, (Dina Lohan), and I met Mr. Gotti when I was younger too – when I was three – which is really funny… I’ve never portrayed someone that I know in a film, so this would be the first, which is very exciting.”