Lindsay Lohan's new role in Manson murder movie
Since her stint in rehab, Lindsay Lohan has been desperately trying to prove she’s an actress we should take seriously and, after starring opposite Jared Leto in Chapter 27, a movie about John Lennon’s killer, the star has now signed up for another murder movie about Charles Manson.
The 21-year-old will play one of Manson’s cult followers, Nancy Pitman, in the upcoming Manson Girls.
E! Online quotes the film’s producer, Brad Wyman, as saying: ‘Yes, I am doing it with Lindsay.’
Pitman was a teenage runaway who fled her wealthy home in Malibu, California, at 16 to join the followers of Manson, who is now 73 and serving a life sentence for first-degree murder. ?
Four other defendants were also convicted with Manson for the shocking and gruesome 1969 murders of several people including pregnant actress Sharon Tate.
Pitman stayed at the Manson ranch instead of accompanying the Manson crew that went to the house and committed the murders, though she is believed to have accompanied Manson there later to tamper with the scene.
Manson was initially sentenced to death but the ruling was commuted to life in prison after California courts abolished the death penalty.
His 11th appeal for parole was rejected in May 2007.
Lohan has been keeping herself busy since she left rehab – she’s also recording a new album and will costar in an upcoming Jack Black movie, Ye Olde Times.
But Lohan doesn’t see it as a ‘comeback’. Instead, she says: ‘I think this is what I love to do. I’m just continuing to do it in the right ways.’
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