Writer/producer Richard O'sullivan has offered Lindsay Lohan a career lifeline just days after the actress was dumped from her latest film project - he wants her to play a character loosely based on herself. The screenwriter penned "One Night With You" with Lohan partly in mind and now believes the comedy could be her comeback film - if she'll agree to have a little fun at her own expense.
The script revolves around a former child star, whose reputation is ruined by a series of public scandals. She books a gig on a reality dating show to keep her career afloat and hopefully clean up her image. A source close to the film says, "Basically the character is Lindsay Lohan. Wouldn't it be funny if Lindsay herself was cast? The thinking being, 'Hey, look what 'The Wrestler' did for Mickey Rourke'."
O'Sullivan tells WENN, "It is ready-made for Lindsay. If it happens, it could be her Mickey Rourke comeback. But we're proceeding with extreme caution while the Lohan family sorts through their issues during a very trying time."
"We want to put an official offer on the table but we want to make sure that the timing is right and that we don't add to any of Lindsay's current stress. That said though, we're pulling for Lindsay, and we're pulling for that whole family. They've been demonized from all sides, but let's get real. Families get crazy with each other. They love each other, they hate each other. The only difference is that the Lohans have to do it with cameras watching them. We believe in Lindsay's talent and hope to put an offer on the table and work with her when she's ready."
Lindsay and her estranged father Michael are currently embroiled in a war of words after he organized a police-led raid on her Hollywood apartment last week and then appeared on TV insisting the actress was a bad role model for her teenage sister Ali, who lives with her.
Claiming his eldest daughter is hooked on prescription drugs, Michael Lohan is seeking a court order to force the actress into rehab and a conservatorship ruling that will give him control of the troubled star's finances.
Lohan's film career took another hit last week when she was dropped from new movie "The Other Side". Writer/director David Michaels confirmed the "Mean Girls" star won't be moving forward with the project, explaining, "Our team simply chose to move on from Lindsay and we'll soon be announcing a replacement."