Lohan in talks on Sharon Tate role?
Published 05/04/2011 | 13:02
Lindsay Lohan is rumoured to be in talks to play Hollywood star Sharon Tate.
The actress could be putting her personal troubles aside to star as the Valley Of The Dolls starlet in Tyler Shields' upcoming film Eyes Of A Dreamer, about murderer Charles Manson, who famously killed the pregnant Sharon in August 1969.
The photographer-director has approached Lindsay about the role, telling Entertainment Weekly: "We've worked together many, many times - she asked me about [Eyes], and I said, 'Oh you should be Sharon Tate', and she was like, 'That would be amazing'."
While Lindsay's spokespeople have yet to reply to the reports, Tyler revealed he is eyeing the 24-year-old for the part, because of their similar backgrounds.
"Sharon Tate was a movie star. So I want [an actress who] you already have a backstory with. People have a backstory with someone like Lindsay. And I think it's very relatable," he said.
Tyler plans to start shooting in July, and hopes Lindsay's court cases will not prove an obstacle.
"We have to shoot the movie this year, so I don't know. We'll have to cross that bridge when we come to it. Hopefully that's not the case," he replied, when asked if he would offer the part to another actress.