Robert Rodriguez wants to give Lindsay Lohan a role in his Grindhouse spin-off movie Machete
Rodriguez wants Lohan for Machete
Robert Rodriguez wants to give Lindsay Lohan's flagging acting career a boost - the director has offered her a role in his Grindhouse spin-off movie Machete.
The filmmaker is preparing to turn the Danny Trejo movie, which featured as a spoof trailer in the Grindhouse double bill, into a full-length action project with an all-star line-up rumoured to include Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez and Jonah Hill.
He tells MTV "I can't say too much about it. Except that we start shooting in a couple weeks! These things come together very quickly. We're casting right now, and the script just came out great… There are a lot of people we're sending it to, big names - but nobody that we've signed yet."
But Rodriguez has his sights set on Lohan for one particular part and he's waiting to see if the Mean Girls star wants to sign on to the project.
He adds, "Lindsay's cool. There's actually a cool part in the movie for her - if she takes it."
Lohan - who has completed just one movie, Labor Pains, in the last two years - recently confessed she lives in fear of unemployment after losing out on the leading role in director Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland to acting newcomer Mia Wasikowska.
She told America's Nylon magazine, "It's scary when you realise, 'Oh my God, I'm not working. And (I) have a house to pay for now'."