Lindsay Lohan is back – as Netflix signs her for Christmas romcom

Lindsay Lohan has been signed up by Netflix for Christmas movie as she aims to restart her stalled film acting career.

Variety reports that Lohan has signed up to appear in a seasonally themed romantic comedy for the streaming giant, which has made a practice out of releasing such films in recent years, including The Christmas Chronicles, Home for Christmas and A Family Reunion Christmas.

According to Variety, Lohan will play a “newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress [who] finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas” after a skiing accident renders her with memory loss. The film, as yet untitled, is to be directed and co-written by Janeen Damian, and is likely to be ready for Christmas 2022.

Lohan’s acting jobs have been sporadic since appearing in the Paul Schrader-directed The Canyons in 2013, with a supporting role in the werewolf thriller Among the Shadows in 2019 her only film credit. She also appeared in an episode of 2 Broke Girls in 2014, and as a regular character in the second series of the Rupert Grint sitcom Sick Note in 2018. She also accrued largely positive reviews for the 2014 West End production of David Mamet’s play Speed-the-Plow.

Lohan’s success as a child actor, in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap and the 2003 version of Freaky Friday, as well as the cult hit Mean Girls in 2004, was followed by highly publicised personal and legal difficulties, including substance abuse, driving-offence convictions, probation violations, jail time and spells in rehab. Lohan subsequently featured in reality TV shows, including Lindsay, which followed her recovery attempts in 2014, and Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, broadcast in 2019, about her plan to manage a beach bar in Greece. She also acted as a judge on the Australian version of The Masked Singer.