Lindsay Lohan threw her hat in the ring to play DC Comics superheroine Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl in Joss Whedon’s planned solo film for the character.
Lohan took to Twitter, “RT if I should star in the new BATGIRL movie and everyone tell @joss
RT if I should star in the new BATGIRL movie and everyone tell @joss ?❤️
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) January 6, 2018
Lohan hasn’t really done anything movie wise in quite awhile. Her last film credit was in The Canyons in 2013. However, she is expected to star in the upcoming The Shadow Within film. However, she recently did sign on for the second season of Sick Note, a British comedy that also stars Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, Hott Fuzz’s Nick Frost, and Miami Vice star Don Johnson. It’s possible she’s planning a major comeback.
Lohan was a huge star in the late 90s and the early 2000s where she starred in The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, and most notably Mean Girls. If she is able to land the role of Barbara Gordon it would certainly help revive her career.
However, movie studios might be wary of Lohan. She carries around a lot of personal baggage and her own personal brand could create negative press. She is currently suing Grand Theft Auto V publisher Take-Two Entertainment. Her original complaint stated, Grand Theft Auto V “incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, [Lohan’s] clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses” without her permission.
Not only is Lohan suing Take-Two Entertainment but People reports the actress owes over $100,000 dollars in taxes to the United States from 2010, 2014, and 2015.
Lohan isn’t the only actress who has recently expressed interest in the role of Batgirl. Hailee Steinfeld, who will star in the upcoming Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee, also indicated her interest in the role.
Batgirl was surprisingly added to DC Films’ upcoming slate of films at Comic Con Experience 2017 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. It’s possible a casting announcement for the titular role will happen sooner rather than later.
Would you want to see Lindsay Lohan play Batgirl?
I definitely think she has the acting chops to pull it off. Her performance in Mean Girls and Freaky Friday was very good. If she can keep her personal drama out of the project, I wouldn’t mind seeing her in the DC Universe. Plus, who doesn’t love a second chance?