is resuming her acting career with a new Hollywood
project, following up on her promise to do so.
announced on Monday that the “Mean Girls
” star has agreed to star in a holiday-themed romantic comedy
for the streaming platform, in which she will play a “newly engaged and spoiled hotel heiress” who suffers amnesia after a skiing accident and ends up in the care of a “handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter.”
According to Variety, filming will begin this fall under the direction of Janeen Damian, whose writing and producing credits include "The Christmas
Waltz" and "A Royal Christmas."
There has been no word on additional casting or a release date.
Lindsay Lohan will star in a new romantic comedy about a newly engaged and spoiled hotel heiress who is left in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter after suffering total amnesia in a skiing accident pic.twitter.com/umpCpCzW4w — Netflix (@netflix) May 24, 2021
According to IMDB, Lohan's most recent film acting credit was in the 2019 Belgian-American thriller "Among the Shadows," and it was announced in February 2020 that she'd star alongside Mickey Rourke in a supernatural thriller titled "Cursed," though the status of that project remains unknown.
Lohan, 34, rose to prominence in Disney
's 1998 remake of "The Parent Trap," and subsequent performances in 2003's "Freaky Friday" and 2004's "Mean Girls" cemented her status as a box office draw, while her personal life became the focus of intense media
In a 2013 interview
with Oprah Winfrey
, the actor admitted to struggling with addiction
, and she began to withdraw from the public eye, eventually relocating to Europe and the Middle East
. On New Year's Eve 2019, she announced plans to return to the United States
to resume her career as both an actor and a singer.
“I want to really focus on myself and everything I can do in my life, and come back to America and start filming again, which I'm doing soon in this new year,” she said at the time, “and, you know, just taking back the life I've worked so hard for and sharing it with my family and you guys.”
Interestingly, several of Lohan's "Mean Girls" co-stars have found success in the holiday genre. In 2015, Lacey Chabert co-starred in the Hallmark Channel's "A Christmas Melody" with the queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey, and last year, Jonathan Bennett made history by starring in "The Christmas House
," Hallmark's first holiday film to include an LGBTQ