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February 13, 2009

LiLo's horror redux quickly undone


LiLo cleaned up at last year's Razzie Awards, winning worst screen couple and worst actress (twice!) for the parts she played in "I Know Who Killed Me." She was a good girl and her evil twin, and they both sucked.

By Razzie standards, she was so successful in her first foray into genre work that the movie swept nearly every category of the annual dishonors. It was named worst film, worst remake or rip-off, worst director, worst screenplay and worst excuse for a horror flick. "Norbit" gave it a little run for its money, but not really.

So casting Lindsay Lohan in the remake of the '80s classic, "Nightmare on Elm Street"? Perfection!

The Michael Bay/Platinum Dunes flick just signed a director, music vid and commercial veteran Samuel Bayer, and word leaked from one of the producers today that LiLo had been cast.

Alas, it's not to be. 

Hat tip to Defamer for catching the story, and to Just Jared for redacting the whole thing yet leaving it readable, complete with quotes from the producer. Somebody made it all up? Somebody spoke out of school? Everybody changed their minds? Who knows, but it's a juicy bit of entertainment for a rainy Friday afternoon. Enjoy!


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