A sprained ankle looks to have ended Lindsay Lohan's chances of landing a leading role opposite Tom Cruise in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3.

The MEAN GIRLS star, who was approached to fill Scarlett Johansson's shoes by director Jj Abrams, confesses she's limping after injuring herself while training for the part.

Lohan says she has been contacted about the proposed role since sustaining the injury.

She tells website IGNFILMFORCE.COM, "I did get a trainer, but I have a sprained ankle right now, so it's very hard for me to get back and forth to the gym.

"I don't know what's going on with (Mission: Impossible 3). We'll see."

Lohan is also keen to play down reports she's getting ready to star in a BARBARELLA remake, insisting she merely wanted to dress up as Jane Fonda's most famous character for a photo shoot - but she wouldn't turn down the role if a remake was offered to her.

She adds, "That would be hard to make. That would make me nervous. It's a classic... I'd be honoured."

08/06/2005 03:10