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UPDATED: Lindsay Lohan may be up for a role in Ben Affleck's Live By Night

Jul. 30, 2013by: Alex Maidy

UPDATE: Well, it looks like even the prospect of Lindsay Lohan touching LIVE BY NIGHT is upsetting some people. A source claiming to be close to the production emailed me and emphatically stated that the production is not in the casting stage at all and that Lohan is in no way being considered for any part in the movie. We can all now rest a little easier knowing this rumor is just that.

Take this with a grain of salt as Ben Affleck has become a respected, Oscar-winning filmmaker, but there is a website claiming that Lindsay Lohan is being considered for a part in the director's upcoming LIVE BY NIGHT. Showbiz 411 says Lohan is "this close" to signing on for a role. The site goes on to theorize it may be as the character of Emma, a waitress who has a relationship with the two main characters.

Here's the plot synopsis for LIVE BY NIGHT, the novel by Dennis Lehane:

A cop’s son falls in with bad guys and becomes one. But in Lehane’s hands, the Prohibition-era tale of Joe Coughlin’s rise to criminal power is both fresh and nuanced, packed with guns, booze, and babes as it roars from Boston to Tampa to Cuba. As Coughlin crosses deeper into the dark side--among those who “live by night and dance fast”--he provokes the question that sustains this propulsive narrative: Can a man be a good mobster and a good person at the same time? Incredibly, Lehane, who becomes more masterful with each book, has us rooting for Coughlin even as he slowly becomes the kind of monster mobster he once reviled and rebelled against.

Lohan is currently starring in Paul Schrader's THE CANYONS which doesn't appear to be doing much to redeem the MEAN GIRLS star as an actress. I am not sure why Ben Affleck would go with Lohan, whose legal troubles have created massive issues for the insurance on studio films. Maybe it cost too much to make Blake Lively look like a crackwhore in THE TOWN so he figured he would go the cheap route?

Affleck will be starring in David Fincher's GONE GIRL before he begins filming LIVE BY NIGHT, so this is a very early casting rumor and one I hope turns out to be false.

Source: Showbiz 411

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8:58AM on 08/01/2013

It's a shame really...

I'm really indifferent toward her when it comes to her acting. I've read she was "difficult" when shooting The Canyons, but I've also heard the director has high praise for her, and the reviews say her performance was incredible, even if it's the only good thing they had to say about the movie. Personally, I've never really been impressed by anything she's done. Mean Girls was surprisingly good, but I think that had more to do with Fey's writing than Lohan's performance. Her personal life
I'm really indifferent toward her when it comes to her acting. I've read she was "difficult" when shooting The Canyons, but I've also heard the director has high praise for her, and the reviews say her performance was incredible, even if it's the only good thing they had to say about the movie. Personally, I've never really been impressed by anything she's done. Mean Girls was surprisingly good, but I think that had more to do with Fey's writing than Lohan's performance. Her personal life aside, I wouldn't mind seeing her pull her career out of the toilet. If Matthew McConaughey can go from sh*tty rom-com's to working with Nolan, Friedkin and Scorsese; If Robert Downey, Jr. can go from hotel rooms and cocaine to what he's managed to do over the last few years; If Charlie Sheen's managed to keep getting successful work after everything he's done, then this girl deserves another chance... I'm not saying she's earned one yet, but if her performance was half as good in The Canyons as they're saying, maybe if she's cleaned up, she can turn things around and really make some waves.
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8:58AM on 08/01/2013

It's a shame really...

I'm really indifferent toward her when it comes to her acting. I've read she was "difficult" when shooting The Canyons, but I've also heard the director has high praise for her, and the reviews say her performance was incredible, even if it's the only good thing they had to say about the movie. Personally, I've never really been impressed by anything she's done. Mean Girls was surprisingly good, but I think that had more to do with Fey's writing than Lohan's performance. Her personal life
I'm really indifferent toward her when it comes to her acting. I've read she was "difficult" when shooting The Canyons, but I've also heard the director has high praise for her, and the reviews say her performance was incredible, even if it's the only good thing they had to say about the movie. Personally, I've never really been impressed by anything she's done. Mean Girls was surprisingly good, but I think that had more to do with Fey's writing than Lohan's performance. Her personal life aside, I wouldn't mind seeing her pull her career out of the toilet. If Matthew McConaughey can go from sh*tty rom-com's to working with Nolan, Friedkin and Scorsese; If Robert Downey, Jr. can go from hotel rooms and cocaine to what he's managed to do over the last few years; If Charlie Sheen's managed to keep getting successful work after everything he's done, then this girl deserves another chance... I'm not saying she's earned one yet, but if her performance was half as good in The Canyons as they're saying, maybe if she's cleaned up, she can turn things around and really make some waves.
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10:21PM on 07/31/2013

it might help her..

This poor girl is a victim of the system and a drug addict this could really help her take her career seriously again (Robert D. Junior)... just saying... dgaf anyways..
This poor girl is a victim of the system and a drug addict this could really help her take her career seriously again (Robert D. Junior)... just saying... dgaf anyways..
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6:07PM on 07/31/2013
Lindsay's 'people" (her mom) frequently attach her name to any mainstream project they can think of in an effort to seem employable or in any way respectable. It is never true and no one would touch this toxic waste pit with a ten foot pole. Even if she has cleaned herself up, which is HIGHLY doubtful, the tabloid storm surrounding her is not worth the trouble.

Who says she was ever talented anyway? She was a kid star. That is no guarantee of adult success. No one owes you anything.
Lindsay's 'people" (her mom) frequently attach her name to any mainstream project they can think of in an effort to seem employable or in any way respectable. It is never true and no one would touch this toxic waste pit with a ten foot pole. Even if she has cleaned herself up, which is HIGHLY doubtful, the tabloid storm surrounding her is not worth the trouble.

Who says she was ever talented anyway? She was a kid star. That is no guarantee of adult success. No one owes you anything.
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8:19AM on 07/31/2013

LOOLL!!!!!

It doesn't matter..no one will watch a movie because of her...by the way, is it me or she's getting fugly? look at the pic..
It doesn't matter..no one will watch a movie because of her...by the way, is it me or she's getting fugly? look at the pic..
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1:22AM on 07/31/2013
She's never bothered me
She's never bothered me
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12:14AM on 07/31/2013

Can't say I'm surprised that LIVE BY NIGHT will disavow

any association with the once-promising actress known as Lindsay Lohan. Ever since the story on THE CANYONS broke in the New York Times, her status as movie poison is pretty much confirmed. Unless she can clean up her act and find a Jon Favreau to bat for her (a la RDJ), no reputable production will touch her.

And cupajoe, I'd say LL is pretty much out of Hollywood.
any association with the once-promising actress known as Lindsay Lohan. Ever since the story on THE CANYONS broke in the New York Times, her status as movie poison is pretty much confirmed. Unless she can clean up her act and find a Jon Favreau to bat for her (a la RDJ), no reputable production will touch her.

And cupajoe, I'd say LL is pretty much out of Hollywood.
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10:54PM on 07/30/2013

FilmAddict Called It

I am now 100% certain someone in Lohan's camp leaked this false information to drum up interest in her getting legitimate parts. She's conniving all the time. She's set to leave rehab soon and has been leaking information about her plans to stay an extra week to insure her progress, that she's made a list of '100 friends' who are now excised from her life (Really? 100 "FRIENDS"? Who has 100 friends they can name like that?) and is planning her big come back once The Canyons comes out...
I am now 100% certain someone in Lohan's camp leaked this false information to drum up interest in her getting legitimate parts. She's conniving all the time. She's set to leave rehab soon and has been leaking information about her plans to stay an extra week to insure her progress, that she's made a list of '100 friends' who are now excised from her life (Really? 100 "FRIENDS"? Who has 100 friends they can name like that?) and is planning her big come back once The Canyons comes out...
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10:50PM on 07/31/2013
Wasn't The Canyons already released to little fanfare and even worse box office returns?
Wasn't The Canyons already released to little fanfare and even worse box office returns?
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10:45PM on 07/30/2013
At what point does a person get kicked out of Hollywood? You would think after doing as much stuff she has and getting away with it actions that would get the normal person years and years in prison and just rubbing it in our faces her constantly walking free at what point does it get to that this person doesn't deserve to be one of the lucky few to be called a "celebrity." At least Robert Downey Jr had the decentcy to do jail time now and then when he was a wreck even if it was movie star
At what point does a person get kicked out of Hollywood? You would think after doing as much stuff she has and getting away with it actions that would get the normal person years and years in prison and just rubbing it in our faces her constantly walking free at what point does it get to that this person doesn't deserve to be one of the lucky few to be called a "celebrity." At least Robert Downey Jr had the decentcy to do jail time now and then when he was a wreck even if it was movie star jail.
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10:29PM on 07/30/2013
Thank God.
Thank God.
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8:28PM on 07/30/2013
Well, if she's playing "Hooker Outside Speakeasy #3", no problems there.
Well, if she's playing "Hooker Outside Speakeasy #3", no problems there.
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7:35PM on 07/30/2013
I'm confident this will not happen. I don't see Affleck wanting to use Lohan, who has a history of just being stupid, to be in his next film. I know if I were Affleck, I would stay the hell away from this wreck of an "actress" especially since Argo won Best Picture.
I'm confident this will not happen. I don't see Affleck wanting to use Lohan, who has a history of just being stupid, to be in his next film. I know if I were Affleck, I would stay the hell away from this wreck of an "actress" especially since Argo won Best Picture.
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7:06PM on 07/30/2013
I'm aware that every actor is also a celebrity and a person outside of their character. However, most successful actors are good enough at their craft that I can lose myself in their character. Lindsay Lohan is never anything but Lohan reciting lines, from my perspective. Oddly enough, I have the same issue with Tom Cruise. Some actors' celebrity, for better or worse, eclipses whatever talents they had initially to turn them into movie stars. At that point, I cease to care about them as an
I'm aware that every actor is also a celebrity and a person outside of their character. However, most successful actors are good enough at their craft that I can lose myself in their character. Lindsay Lohan is never anything but Lohan reciting lines, from my perspective. Oddly enough, I have the same issue with Tom Cruise. Some actors' celebrity, for better or worse, eclipses whatever talents they had initially to turn them into movie stars. At that point, I cease to care about them as an actor. Will Smith is quickly entering this category for me.
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6:49PM on 07/30/2013
Geez Lindsay, the only movie you should have any business being in is porn.
Geez Lindsay, the only movie you should have any business being in is porn.
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6:40PM on 07/30/2013
There's no way this is true. After Affleck's directorial success, there has to be so many good different actress' out there trying to get a role like this.

I think Rooney Mara would be a good choice. Would love to see her in a Affleck film.
There's no way this is true. After Affleck's directorial success, there has to be so many good different actress' out there trying to get a role like this.

I think Rooney Mara would be a good choice. Would love to see her in a Affleck film.
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6:36PM on 07/30/2013

Seriously?

Why are people still giving her a chance? She's a horrible mess who can't even act!
Why are people still giving her a chance? She's a horrible mess who can't even act!
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5:58PM on 07/30/2013
Fuck off Lohan. You're a mess
Fuck off Lohan. You're a mess
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5:15PM on 07/30/2013

Sounds like B.S.

More precisely, it sounds like the sort of B.S. that a struggling actor's publicist "puts out there" to help make a false rumour and actually implant the idea in somebody's head. Like a weird form of inception. The problem with casting Lohan these days extends beyond the bad vibes and negative attention she inherently brings to a project -- it also has to do with her physical appearance. Like Mickey Rourke (whom I love), her physical appearance makes it difficult to cast her in "everyman"
More precisely, it sounds like the sort of B.S. that a struggling actor's publicist "puts out there" to help make a false rumour and actually implant the idea in somebody's head. Like a weird form of inception. The problem with casting Lohan these days extends beyond the bad vibes and negative attention she inherently brings to a project -- it also has to do with her physical appearance. Like Mickey Rourke (whom I love), her physical appearance makes it difficult to cast her in "everyman" (everywoman, in this case) roles. Rourke had a big comeback playing an ex-wrestler, where his bad appearance fit the character. But you can't really buy him as an average Joe anymore, which has created problems finding roles in other big projects. Likewise, Lohan will have perhaps one great role later in her career -- as a stripper or something -- but she's never going to play a sweet girl next door or credible love interest ever again. She fucked herself up too much. And frankly, I'm not sure she even has the talent anymore to pull off a great role unless it's something that really connects with her natural abilities. Watching her portray Liz Taylor (yeah, I actually watched it, unlike most people who make fun of it) was pretty painful.
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