Lindsay Lohan returns to acting: Get the tea on her new Netflix movie
Looks like Li-Lo is back again, as she’s slated to make her (second? third?) comeback to acting. This time, Lindsay Lohan is set to star in a Netflix Christmas rom-com movie, which is seemingly replacing Hallmark as our go-to for Christmas movie binge-fests.
Anyhoo, Lindsay Lohan went from being a Disney Channel darling, starring in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap to going on to star in the ultimate teen movie of the 2000s, Mean Girls. It seemed like she was on the up & up, with a music career launching too (your mileage may vary on that one).
Then, the trainwreck happened. After multiple stints in rehab, some DUIs, and trouble on the sets of multiple films, Lindsay Lohan was branded as a difficult actress to work with and fell out of the limelight. After a couple of roles here & there, Lindsay Lohan might be coming back into our lives with some Christmas cheer. Grab your hot cocoa and let’s spill the tea on Lindsay Lohan’s new movie.
Netflix Christmas movies
Let’s face it: Netflix has been delivering Christmas goodies for a few years now, launching some new classics like The Christmas Chronicles, Jingle Jangle, and The Princess Switch starring Lindsay Lohan’s fellow Disney veteran, Vanessa Hudgens.
Unlike the Princess Switch franchise, Lindsay Lohan’s new movie is more like the Hallmark Christmas movie version of Overboard than anything else. Lohan will star as a vain New York hotel heiress who, after a skiing accident, suffers amnesia and finds herself in a cabin with the rough & tumble groundskeeper and his precocious daughter.
What has Li-Lo been up to?
Since the 2000s, Lindsay Lohan has been shying away from the spotlight. After her battle with drug & alcohol addictions, she became uninsurable, making studios reluctant to sign her onto a movie. As mentioned earlier, she appeared in films here & there. The most successful movie of hers from this time period, per Variety, was Paul Schrader’s The Canyons, and they said she was the only good thing about it!
However, she’s been in other productions, like the West End’s Speed the Plow and the British comedy Sick Note in 2018. She also hosted reality shows Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club and was a judge on Australia’s The Masked Singer. On her downtime, she’s lived in Europe & Dubai.
.@lindsaylohan tells @andersoncooper and @Andy that she wants to spend 2020 “taking back the life that I worked so hard for and sharing it with my family and you guys.” #CNNNYE pic.twitter.com/dX8i0iBUjJ
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 1, 2020
What makes this comeback different?
While Lindsay Lohan has done a movie or two after her very public rise & fall, she told Anderson Cooper at the end of 2019 that she wanted to return to acting. She told him she wanted to “come back to America and start filming again . . . taking back the life that I worked so hard for, and sharing it with my family and you guys.”
Then, the pandemic hit a few months later and put movie projects on hold. However, it looks like Lindsay Lohan is sticking to her guns and going for her stated goals by starring in this new Netflix Christmas movie.
Lindsay Lohan’s new Christmas movie has some big Christmas names attached to it. Janeen Damian, writer of the famed Hallmark Christmas movie A Christmas Waltz, is set to write & direct, along with A Christmas Waltz director Michael Damian, Jeff Bonnett, and Ron Oliver.
MPCA producer Brad Krevoy is also slated to produce Lindsay Lohan’s Christmas movie, alongside director Michael Damien. MPCA has been the powerhouse behind other Christmas movies like The Christmas Prince and Operation Christmas Drop. They’re also releasing A Castle for Christmas alongside Lohan’s movie.
On the flip side, it’s unclear who’s costarring with Lohan and what the movie is even going to be called! Oh well, we’ll just have to wait as Christmas gets closer to get more deets on this upcoming movie. Meanwhile, we’ll be looking forward to beach season and pumpkin spice before making room for Santa to bring us a new Lindsay Lohan movie.
Will you be watching Lindsay Lohan’s new Christmas movie with it drops on Netflix? Let us know in the comments!