Victoria Gotti and Lindsay Lohan
Separated at birth?
Not quite, but if Lindsay Lohan
wants to play Victoria Gotti in an upcoming film about the famous family, Gotti: Three Generations
, the actress certainly looked the part. Rumors have been circulating that Lohan, 24, is gunning for the role, and her appearance at a press event Tuesday in New York did noting to dispel chatter.
"Lindsay is a terrific actress," said Marc Fiore, the movie's producer, at the event at the Sheraton Hotel, which also drew out Lohan's mother, Dina. "Nothing has been finalized, but we are definitely in talks."
And while Lohan hasn't locked down the role, Victoria Gotti
is a fan.
"I think she's incredible," Gotti said. "I think she's a great actress. I think she can do ... any role, really."
"I've always said that to her mom [Dina] when we met many years ago," Gotti continued. "Just watching her in The Parent Trap
, I thought was adorable and she's a good kid."
Gotti: Three Generations
is set to be directed by Nick Cassavetes, and John Travolta has already signed on
to play Victoria's father, John Gotti, a mobster who was the boss of the Gambino crime family
in New York City. Travolta's daughter, Ella Bleu, has also been cast in the film, though her exact role hasn't been announced. And Joe Pesci has been confirmed to play Angelo Ruggiero, John Gotti's second in command.
"I know first hand that Lindsay Lohan happens to be a big fan of mine," Travolta said at the event. "I've always thought she was gorgeous and talented and filled with a lot of depth. So, I think that whatever she would like to do would be great with me."
And Victoria adds that Lohan has lots of fans and supporters.
"She had a little bit of a bumpy road
recently," she said. "I think she's doing great; I think she's going to continue to do great and she's got a lot of people rooting for her."