Model and heiress Lydia Hearst-Shaw has nabbed her first shot at the big screen (maybe), taking on a role inspired by Lindsay Lohan for the comedy "Dogs in Pocketbooks."
The 26-year-old Hearst is slated to 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," screenwriter Charles Casillo tells the New York Post. "A role obviously based on Lindsay Lohan."
Well, there's nothing quite like subtlety.
TMZ reports that the Lohan clan is none too thrilled with Casillo's script. "They are again using her likeness without her being compensated," Lohan family lawyer Stephanie Ovadia tells the site. She notes that the family sued E*Trade for including a "milkaholic" baby named Lindsay in its ads.
Dina Lohan warns ominously, "Anyone bringing up negativity will be dealt with accordingly."
Casillo defends his story, telling EW, "It's more like it's based on some of the headlines she's generated. Not a biography. The movie is a satire on the nature of celebrity today. ... It is by no means 'The Lindsay Lohan Story.' Other headlines regarding actresses like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are also spoofed."
Regardless of who Casillo is trying to portray, he is still pleased with his choice of lead actress.
"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," he tells the Post.
Hearst-Shaw was recognized as the Michael Awards' 2008 model of the year and has posed for the likes of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, GQ and Elle. You may recognize her from the "Gossip Girl" Season 1 finale in which she played Amelia, Lily van der Woodsen's interior decorator.
Oh, did we mention she's a columnist for Page Six as well?
Hearst-Shaw hails from Wilton, Conn., the daughter of Bernard Shaw and the once kidnapped Patricia Hearst. She is the grand-daughter of publishing giant William Randolph Hearst.
We're excited to see her acting chops in "Pocketbooks." Think she can do
LiLo Young Hollywood justice?
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