<p><span></span><strong>Lindsay Lohan</strong> will get the chance to make a big-screen comeback in <em>Gotti: Three Generations</em> after the director who'd objected to casting the actress in the movie has quit the project, <em>Life & Style</em> has learned exclusively.</p>
Lindsay has been pushing hard to get the part in the new crime-family biopic, but insiders say director Nick Cassevetes wasn't keen on including her.
But just a day after it was announced that Cassevetes had left the production, it has emerged that Lindsay will officially be offered a part in the film.
"Nick was dead-set against having Lindsay in the film," a production insider tells Life & Style. "Now that he's out of the picture, they're officially going to make an offer to her."
Others working on the production still don't want Lindsay to be in the movie, according to the insider, but persistence seems to have won her the role. "Lindsay wanted this role and did everything in her power to get it," says the insider. "The filmmakers didn't want her, but she crashed press conferences and used personal connections to the Gotti family to push for the part."
Although Lindsay has her heart set on the role of Victoria Gotti, the daughter of the late crime boss John Gotti, it's unclear whether that is the part she is to be offered.
If Lindsay accepts, she'll star opposite John Travolta, who'll play the notorious John Gotti and Joe Pesci, who'll play Angelo Ruggiero, John Gotti's second in command. Others in consideration include The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner as John Gotti Jr.. The film is set to start production in October.
A rep for the company behind the movie, Fiore Films, tells Life & Style: "Lindsay is still very much in the running to play Victoria Gotti. But if she gets cast in that role, it will have had nothing to do with whether or not Nick Cassevetes is directing the film".
Reps for Lindsay and Cassavetes didn't immediately return requests for comment.
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