Sure enough, Lindsay Lohan‘s people are not happy to hear about an unauthorized film based on the life of the troubled actress. Producer and screenwriter Charles Casillo generated plenty of buzz for his movie project Dogs in Pocketbooks when he told NY Post‘s Page Six it was based on the life of LiLo — but he also opened himself up to lawsuits. TMZ reports that the Lohan camp is considering legal action. Says Lohan’s family lawyer Stephanie Ovadia, “They are again using her likeness without her being compensated. Not only that but they are advertising the fact that they are using her likeness.”
Casillo attempted a little damage control, telling TMZ that the lead role is actually a composite of troubled young Hollywood starlets – Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Marilyn Monroe were all named.
That probably won’t help much, since Casillo told Page Six the film’s lead character was “a role obviously based on Lindsay Lohan.” Besides, anyone who mentions Marilyn Monroe in the same breath as Paris Hilton and Britney Spears deserves to get sued.
That publishing heir Lydia Hearst Shaw was cast as the film’s lead would have generated plenty of press on its own, making Casillo’s decision to stir up the LiLo hornet’s nest all the more baffling.