Lindsay Lohan is Circling Ben Affleck's Adaptation of 'Live by Night'
Right now, Ben Affleck is waiting to begin production on David Fincher's adaptation of Gone Girl, which also just recently added Rosamund Pike in the female lead role. In order to take the role, the actor turned director had to push back his Warner Bros. film Live by Night, his next directing effort based on Dennis Lehane's book of the same name. But that doesn't mean Affleck isn't busy making sure the film is ready to go once he's finished working in front of the camera for Fincher. In fact, Showbiz 411 has word that Affleck might be getting Lindsay Lohan back in the mainstream acting game with a role in the new film. Read on!
Though Paul Schader's film The Canyons doesn't look like anything special, critics have been saying Lohan is genuinely good in the film. In addition, the director has commented that Lohan is turning over a new leaf, and with 90 days in rehad, it sounds like the actress might finally be ready to get her life and career in order with a pivotal role in Affleck's film. If that's not enough to help her get back on the right track, Oprah Winfrey's documentary crew will be following her for the first 45 days following her stint in rehab for a new series. For those who are unaware, here's the synopsis for Lehane's period crime noir:
'Live by Night' is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.
Supposedly, Lohan is "this close" to signing on to take the role of Emma, a tough waitress with a heart of gold who gets involved with the two male leads. Working with a director like Affleck, fresh of a Best Picture win for his film Argo, would work wonders for Lohan's career as long as she can keep her life in order throughout and after production. It doesn't sound like it's a done deal yet, but we'll likely hear more as the project gets closer to production. In the meantime, The Canyons arrives in NYC theaters and VOD this Friday, so see if Lohan's performance really makes a splash after all. What do you think?