Lindsay Lohan to play Manson victim Sharon Tate

Lindsay Lohan could be headed back to the big screen, with a role in an upcoming film about murderer Charles Manson.

The troubled actress has reportedly had difficulty keeping her career afloat since being charged with driving under the influence and spending several stints in rehab.

However, it seems she could be set to take on her biggest role in some time, playing the part of actress Sharon Tate – the murdered wife of Rosemary’s Baby director, Roman Polanski. Tate was eight months pregnant when she was attacked and murdered in her home by a number of Manson’s followers, in 1969.

The role comes as part of a film titled Eyes of a Dream, which tells the true story of cult leader Charles Manson, who instructed his followers to carry out a number of murders during the late 1960s. Celebrity photographer, Tyler Shields, who has some prior experience of working with Lohan, has reportedly signed on to direct the film. There’s also a chance that he will star in the controversial role of Manson himself.

Meanwhile, the film looks set to be produced by Brad Wyman, who is best known for his work on the 2003 film, Monster, starring Charlize Theron. He’s also got a bit of experience when it comes to working with troubled celebrities, having produced the webcast Sheen’s Korner, hosted by Charlie Sheen.

Lohan was previously set to play another troubled icon, porn star Linda Lovelace in upcoming film, Inferno, but was replaced by Malin Åkerman after reports that her temperamental behaviour had made her impossible to insure.

Filming for Eyes of a Dream is scheduled to begin on 15th July this year – let’s hope Lohan’s still attached come summer!

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