Lindsay Lohan goes to The Other Side; will her career come back, too?

Lindsay LohanOnce upon a time, there was a girl named Lindsay Lohan who received a plum part in Disney’s remake of The Parent Trap, a movie which was originally created by Disney to help further showcase the talents of British child actor Hayley Mills.

She followed that up with the usual kinds of roles that kids who have good or even decent managers take in movies that help them develop their chops like Freaky Friday, culminating in a critically acclaimed role in Mean Girls.

And then she had to go and fuck everything up by buying into the Hollywood lifestyle and her own damn press, becoming little more than tabloid fodder and a punchline for standup routines, and helping bring back leggings.

I am particularly peeved about the leggings.

Now she’s got a chance to turn things around by returning to her comedic roots in leading an ensemble cast that will include Woody Harrelson, Giovanni Ribisi, and Alanis Morissette in a movie that will feature six new songs by Dave Matthews said Variety last month.

From Baudelaire, Film Star Pictures and Marston, The Other Side will be directed by newish director David Michaels who also co-wrote the screenplay. Lohan’s character is a grad student doing summer research on an island full of eccentric inhabitants who are harboring a secret about a local tragedy.

Now, I don’t presume to know much about how Hollywood works, but when Michaels told Variety that Lohan was committed to the part and behaving like a professional, I’m sure he believes himself. You have to admit, though, that if he could kick his producers in the junk for causing the film to lose its first star Katie Holmes, he would.

From E!Online:

“Katie would call me from Berlin at 4 a.m. her time to go over ideas and notes,” said Michaels, who also cowrote the script. “We did this over successive weeks while she was there with Tom when he was filming Valkyrie. The result of our collaboration has tremendously improved the arc and dynamic of the lead character.”

Now that’s a professional at work.

Filming is set of October on an island off the coast of Massachusetts.

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 06:11 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by Matt
    on 2009-06-03 at 11:38
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    I just hope it’s not skinny Lindsay, because the larger her was much more attractive.

    And even then, she wasn’t large by any measure.

  2. Written by MO--
    on 2009-06-03 at 17:13
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    Leggings, how I loathe thee!

    Sorry, but this had to be said. Seriously, if I had a girlfriend and she would start wearing leggings, she’d have been my girlfriend for the longest time …

  3. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2009-06-03 at 21:24
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    @Matt: One thing I didn’t add (because I wasn’t sure if it was news or gossip) is that it’s been written into her work contract that she has to gain more weight in order to keep the role (source: NY Daily News). I, for one, am very happy about this.

    I am still upset about the leggings.

  4. Written by Fcutrano
    on 2009-06-16 at 19:00
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    After finally landing herself a paying gig, Lindsay Lohan has some preparations before starting filming her new movie, The Other Side.

    For starters, she has to start eating! Yep, Lindsay’s got to fatten up!

    The producers of the film are taking every precaution with the erratic starlet, drafting a contract that insists she gains some weight to make her look more normal and healthy.

    But that’s not all!

    The producers (and everyone else for that matter) are aware of Lindsanity’s behavior on film sets before. Therefore, she had to also agree to attend weekly weigh-ins, adhere to a nightly curfew during filming, and undergo random drug and alcohol testing before they considered signing her for the part.

    Prezhiltion.com/category/lindsay-lohan/page/3/

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