Lindsay Lohan, the scandal and addiction ridden starlet, is finishing up her stay at the Betty Ford treatment center and facing a huge mess upon her January 4, 2011 release. It seems that "Dogs In Pocketbooks," an upcoming film based upon Lohan's troubled past, is set for production and the Lohan family is enraged.
Sources have reported to TMZ the Lohan's are considering taking legal action against "Dogs in Pocketbooks" producers for Lydia Hearst's portrayal of Lindsay. Execs on the film are determined to present Linday's real life "spoiled brat," party animal image complete with alcohol and drug binges, failed attempts at sobriety, rehab stays, and recklessness behind the wheel. The film also features Joan Collins as a powerful Hollywood agent.
Screenwriter Charles Casillo offered to the New York Post the fundamentals behind the film were merely to cast a "screwball comedy spoof" on modern Hollywood. Casillo stated: "[Dogs in Pocketbooks] 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."
Dina Lohan, Lindsay's mom, issued a warning signal in reference to the film via TMZ: "[Dogs in Pocketbooks] is definitely based on Lindsay's likeness. We have a very strong case. It's shadowing E*Trade... Anyone bringing negativity will be dealt with accordingly."
The Lohan's presented their concerns regarding Lindsay's image and it's portrayal in "Dogs" to their family lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia. Ovadia maintains the Lohan's have a strong case because producers are "again using [Lindsay's] likeness without her being compensated."
Filming for "Dogs" is slated to begin in February.