Lindsay Lohan is heading to Netflix this holiday season.
The 34-year-old actress is set to star in an upcoming romantic comedy as a ‘spoiled hotel heiress’ with amnesia, the streaming network announced in a tweet on Monday.
After revealing the logic of the film, social media users were quick to criticize the plot for being far too similar to the 1987 comedy Overboard, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
Happy Holidays: Lindsay Lohan set to star in upcoming Netflix romantic comedy as ‘spoiled hotel heiress’ with amnesia, the streaming network announced in a tweet on Monday
“Lindsay Lohan to star in new romantic comedy about a spoiled, newly engaged hotel heiress who finds herself in the care of a handsome blue-collar lodge owner and her precocious daughter after being totally amnesic in a skiing accident.” , wrote Netflix. social media.
The film is said to be on their annual list of ultra-popular holiday films like The Holidate franchise and Emma Roberts’ The Christmas Prince.
According to Variety, the plot of the film will take place in the days leading up to Christmas.
Production is set to begin in November, so the film, which has no title yet, will not be released for the 2021 holiday lineup.
TBD: Production is set to begin in November, so the yet-untitled film will not be released for the 2021 holiday lineup
Twitter is not reacting nicely to the Mean Girls star and her latest project, with many calling out Netflix for the plot that has been done.
Several have pointed out that the plot of the new film is very similar to Overboard – both the 1987 original and the 2018 reboot – which saw a wealthy character fall overboard, have amnesia and be caught in (and profited) by a poor person who finds them.
“It looks like a ripOff to the sea,” one person replied.
Another added: “Haven’t they done Overboard already? “
“Isn’t it in the sea… Right on the snow (or as some would call it… frozen water?) I guess the third time is the charm,” repeated a third.
Above: After revealing the connection line for the film, social media users wereted no time criticizing the plot for being far too similar to the 1987 comedy Overboard, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
It sounds familiar: The original 1987 and 2018 reboot of Overboard saw a wealthy character fall overboard, have amnesia, and be caught (and taken advantage of) by a poor person who finds them.
Brutal! Twitter did not hold back in criticizing the exhausted plot
The Netflix gig will be one of Lindsay’s biggest jobs in many years, as her recent acting credits have been sporadic to say the least.
The short-lived Sick Note (2017-2018) series, starring Rupert Grint, has been his most notable acting project in recent years.
However, the Mean Girls star served as the judge for the Australian version of The Masked Singer for several seasons.
In November, Lohan confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that she would be returning to the popular competitive show for season three.
In her prime: In the early mid-2000s, Lindsay enjoyed mass success with films like Mean Girls and The Parent Trap, but the Netflix gig will be one of her biggest jobs for many years (Photo in Mean Girls in 2004)
On New Years Eve, she told Anderson Cooper that she intended to return to her original love of the theater.
“I really want to focus on myself and all 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, take back the life I’ve worked so hard for and share it with my family and you guys,” she added.
After peaking in her fame in the early to mid-2000s, Lindsay took a long hiatus from Hollywood.
Back to top: In November, Lohan confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that she would return to judge The Masked Singer Australia for season three and told Anderson Cooper on New Years Eve that she would be returning to the theater (Photo in Herbie Fully Loaded in 2005)
She had opened a luxury VIP beach club on the Greek island of Mykonos in 2018, dubbed the Lohan Beach House.
Although it was reported to have closed in 2019, the beachfront restaurant and bar appear to be back in business according to their Instagram page and website.
She currently resides in the United Arab Emirates, but shortly before the pandemic struck, she announced her intention to return to the States.
Off the Radar: After peaking in her fame in the early to mid-2000s, Lindsay took a long hiatus from Hollywood and currently lives in the United Arab Emirates.
Over the past few weeks, Lohan has teased his nearly nine million social media followers with an undisclosed new project.
“In the groove,” Lohan captioned an Instagram post, followed by a film camera emoji – suggesting the star may be working on a video.
For a behind-the-scenes photo, the Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen star posed in front of a well-lit vanity mirror with her cell phone in hand.
Along with a portrait from her dressing room, Lindsay also took a few photos of the camera equipment and backdrop setup for the day’s shoot.
Working girl: In recent weeks, Lohan has teased nearly nine million social media followers with an undisclosed new project