Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Lindsay Lohan to star in Charles Manson Movie"

from - by Claudia Rosenbaum

Lindsay Lohan is following up her crazy year by joining a cult—in a new movie role, that is.

E! News has learned exclusively that Lindsay Lohan has signed on to star as Nancy Pitman, once a loyal member of Charles Manson's not-so-merry band, in the movie Manson Girls.

The film's producer, Brad Wyman of Junction Films, confirmed the casting coup.

"Yes, I am doing it with Lindsay," he tells E! News.

A source familiar with the deal says that despite the fact that Lohan has had some recent brushes with the law and just completed rehab, "the production company is insuring her for the film."

As E! News first reported, before shooting Manson Girls Lohan will shoot the offbeat comedy Ye Olde Times with Jack Black and David Arquette this spring. That film is due out in 2009.

Pitman grew up in wealthy household in Malibu, and at 16 she was introduced to Manson by a friend, according to published reports. She fell under his spell, moving in with him and becoming one of his most ardent followers. She was home with Manson on the night he dispatched members of his "Family" to the former home of ex-business associate Terry Mechler, where they ended up brutally killing actress Sharon Tate and four others.

Pitman, aka Brenda McCann, later became involved with the Aryan Brotherhood and served 18 months in prison after being convicted of being an accessory after the fact to murder. She later married one of her coconspirators, divorced and moved to Oregon with her two children.

Attempts to reach Pitman were not immediately successful.

Lohan next appears opposite Jared Leto in what should be another heart-tugging true-life tale: Chapter 27, a film examining the life of John Lennon killer Mark David Chapman and opening in limited release this weekend.

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