Lohans Weigh Legal Action Over Supposed LiLo Biopic

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010  |  Updated 12:00 PM CDT
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Lohans Weigh Legal Action Over Supposed LiLo Biopic

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Lindsay Lohan arrives at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, California.

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Lindsay Lohan's family may be gearing up to threaten legal action against producers looking to showcase the troubled starlet's exploits on the big screen.

The film "Dogs in Pocketbooks" places a satirical spin on the trials and tribulations of a "bratty movie goddess in and out of rehab ... obviously based on Lindsay Lohan," screenwriter Charles Casillo told the New York Post.

And the Lohan clan is not happy about it.

Mom Dina Lohan told TMZ that the film "is definitely based on Lindsay's likeness," and "We have a very strong case. It's shadowing E*TRADE," she said in reference to the family's suit against the online brokerage firm for featuring baby Lindsay in a commercial.

Family lawyer Stephanie Ovadia echoed sentiments of the steamed starlet's mom: "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."

Lindsay look-alike and Hearst publishing heiress Lydia Hearst Shaw was recently offered the part but has not yet accepted, her rep told the New York Daily News.

"She has no knowledge of this project nor any ties to Lindsay Lohan," her agent told the paper.

Casillo told the New York Post on Monday that he had no ill feelings toward the "Mean Girls" star.

"[The movie] is no way mean-spirited towards Lindsay," he told the paper. "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 situation they generate. It satirizes the obsession with modern celebrity.

Selected Reading: TMZ, NY Post

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