Lindsay Lohan to star in a new Netflix Christmas film

The Hollywood actress, who lives in Dubai, is making her movie comeback with a festive rom-com

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05: Lindsay Lohan attends the Network 10 marquee on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images)
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Lindsay Lohan is set to return to acting with a role in a 2021 Netflix Christmas romantic comedy.

The project is still untitled but, according to the streaming platform, Lohan, 34, will star as "a newly engaged hotel heiress who gets into an accident and, suffering from amnesia, finds herself in the care of a handsome lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas".

The rest of the cast is yet to be announced, but the film has been written by Jeff Bonnett (Heroes), Janeen Damian (A Royal Christmas, The Christmas Waltz) and Michael Damian (Love by DesignCrown for Christmas).

In recent years, Netflix Originals have made a name for themselves in the holiday movie genre. The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell, and the animation Klaus have become modern classics. The company also caters to the cheesy holiday movie market, with the A Christmas Prince trilogy, Holidate, Let It Snow and The Princess Switch, inspired by The Parent Trap, which starred Lohan.

The actress and singer, who has been living in Dubai since 2014, has stepped back from TV and film over the years. Most recently, she took on roles in the 2017 series Sick Note starring Rupert Grint, 2019 film Among the Shadows and has voiced a character in one episode of 2021 series Devil May Care.

Following the announcement of her Netflix Christmas special, Lohan is also set to play detective Mary Branigan in a new horror film Cursed.

On Saturday, Lohan shared a photo of herself during a photoshoot in the Dubai desert, with the caption: "The beginning of something."

In April 2020, Lohan spoke to David Spade about living in the UAE.

"So, I am in Dubai … kind of like the Wall Street area, it's like downtown," Lohan explained of her whereabouts to Spade on his show Lights Out with David Spade.

Spade saying he is yet to visit, asked: "So, Dubai is a place and that is in where?" To which Lohan replied, with a laugh: "The Middle East. It's a city built on desert.

“I first came here in 2008 when they just finished building the Atlantis [The Palm] hotel, and there was none of this here that there is now,” she said. “There was no DIFC, Downtown, The Dubai Mall … anything that there is now.”

Spade asked Lohan if she lives in Dubai, and she said she does, and had done for six years, at the time.

“I live here, I have been here for about six years. But I go to New York a lot to see my family … and I was in London before this,” she said. “I haven’t been to LA in over 10 years.

"The paparazzi definitely scared me a lot [in LA], but I haven't had any real reasons to [go back] recently," she said. "When I was doing the play, that was a while ago in London, and The Masked Singer is in Australia and recording I can pretty much do anywhere."