Lydia Hearst Cast In Lindsay Lohan Parody Biopic “Dogs In Pocketbooks”
The Life & Times of Lindsay Lohan is about to get the parody treatment…on The Big Screen
The screen starlet, whose scrapes with the law and five stints in rehab have been the subject of numerous porn spoofs, is abou tbe parodied on film in the form of the upcoming comedy Dogs in Pocketbooks, a knee-slapping that will feature a character who leads a strikingly similar disastrous life as Lindsay.
The film will feature model-heiress Lydia Shaw as 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,” screenwriter Charles Casillo told The New York Post Monday.
But even though the role is obviously based on Lindsay — except for the “movie goddess” part of course — Casillo insists Dogs 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,” he explained.
“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. We looked at a lot of actresses for this role, and I was really knocked out.”
Dynasty icon Joan Collins will star as a high-powered agent in the picture, which begins production in New York and Los Angeles in February.
“The script is a hoot — a satire on the crazed hysteria surrounding show-biz celebrities. I’m playing an aggressive, sexy, powerful woman. For a change,” Collins said.