Lindsay Lohan is reportedly eager to play one of Hollywood's most famous murder victims, Sharon Tate.

Photographer Tyler Shields tells EW that Lohan is in talks to star as Tate in his upcoming film 'Eyes of a Dreamer,' about Charles Manson, whose followers butchered Tate and her unborn child in 1969.

Shields says he wants the controversial Lohan precisely because of her well-documented troubles. "Sharon Tate was a movie star," he says. "So I want [an actress who] you already have a backstory with. People have a backstory with someone like Lindsay. And I think it's very relatable."

"We've worked together many, many times," Shields tells EW, relating that Lohan says playing Tate would be "amazing." Shields, by the way is going to play Manson. He promises to "go all the way" in showing the notoriously gruesome murder scene.