October 27, 2005

Lohan joins Estevez’ Bobby Kennedy drama

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lindsay Lohan is joining
the cast of "Bobby," an indie film about the assassination of
Robert F. Kennedy, which Emilio Estevez wrote and is directing.

Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood,
Nick Cannon and Freddy Rodriguez already are cast in the film,
which is set to go into production next week in Los Angeles.
Estevez also has a role.

The ensemble film mixes fact and fiction to chronicle the
intertwining lives of a grand cast of characters present at Los
Angeles' Ambassador Hotel in the hours leading up to Kennedy's
1968 assassination.

Lohan plays a woman who marries her boyfriend's brother
(Wood) to keep him from going to Vietnam, only to fall in love
with him.

"Lindsay, who you do not think of as an indie film actress,
is an inspired choice and is the heart of the movie," said
Edward Bass, who is producing the under-$10 million movie.

"Bobby" is Lohan's second indie film in a row, following
Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion," co-starring the
likes of Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. Lohan was last in
theaters with "Herbie: Fully Loaded."

Also on board "Bobby" are Shia LaBeouf ("The Greatest Game
Ever Played"), who plays a Kennedy campaign volunteer who
decides to spend the day dropping acid. Brian Geraghty
("Jarhead") also plays a campaign worker.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter