Lindsay Lohan's Manson role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 March 2008

Lindsay Lohan's Manson role

Lindsay Lohan has signed up to star in 'Manson Girls', a film about murderer Charles Manson.

The 'Mean Girls' star - who recently finished shooting 'Chapter 27', a movie about the assassination of Beatles legend John Lennon - will play Nancy Pitman, one of the cult followers of the notorious Manson who was convicted of seven counts of murder in 1971.

'Manson Girls' producer Brad Wyman said: "Yes, I am doing it with Lindsay."

Manson was originally given the death penalty after masterminding a series of gruesome murders including that of pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the then-wife of director Roman Polanski. His sentence was reduced after the state of California abolished the death penalty.

He is now 73 and serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in jail.

Nancy Pitman - who was known as Brenda when she was part of the 'Manson Family', the nickname given to his followers - ran away from her wealthy family home in Malibu, California, at the age of 16 to be with Manson.

While she didn't participate in the murders, she is believed to have accompanied Manson to the scene of the crime afterwards to help remove evidence.

Lindsay previously revealed she developed a fascination with Manson during her "dark period" before going to rehab in 2007 to seek help for her drug and alcohol addictions.

She said at the time: "Yeah, I have a dark side. I watched all those videos on Charles Manson for a while."

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