Lydia Hearst Shaw to play LiLo in comic film

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2010, 16:03 PM IST

New York: Model and heiress Lydia Hearst Shaw will play Lindsay Lohan in a comic film `Dogs in Pocketbooks` based on the troubled starlet.

"Lydia will play a bratty movie goddess in and out of rehab, in trouble with the law, and hounded by greedy agents, predatory paparazzi, off-the-wall stalkers and crazed media - a role obviously based on Lindsay Lohan," the New York Post quoted screenwriter Charles Casillo as saying.

"I spent a lot of time casting for the right actress for this screwball comedy, but Lydia is perfect. She``s one of the few supermodels who can actually act.

"She`s smart, well-read, charming and very beautiful. We looked at a lot of actresses for this role, and I was really knocked out.

"[The movie] is in no way mean-spirited towards Lindsay. It``s the kind of thing she has spoofed about herself in the past. It``s more of a satire about the crazy people around her and the situations they generate. It satirizes the obsession with modern celebrity," Casillo added.

`Dynasty` icon Joan Collins will star as a high-powered agent in the picture, which starts shooting in New York and in LA in February.

"The script is a hoot - a satire on the crazed hysteria surrounding show-biz celebrities. I`m playing an aggressive, sexy, powerful woman. For a change," Collins said.

ANI