Anyone else been wondering why Lindsay Lohan has been hanging around London of late? Well, now we have our answer: the Mean Girls actress is to star in a West End revival of Broadway hit Speed-The-Plow by David Mamet.
The 27-year-old will appear at the Playhouse Theatre from 24 September to 29 November playing Karen, a temporary secretary who puts strain on the relationship between two Hollywood producer – a character previously portrayed by Madonna, Clueless star Alicia Silverstone and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss. The play’s most recent production was staged at The Old Vic and featured the theatre’s artistic director Kevin Spacey opposite Laura Michelle Kelly.
After a breakout role in 1998 Disney remake The Parent Trap, Lohan starred in global hits Freaky Friday and Mean Girls but personal issues played out in the media damaged a promising career and the troubled star spent much of 2010-2013 either in court or rehab, serving several brief stints in prison.
She will no doubt be hoping her latest role will put an end to a spate of poor reviews for her most recent performances as Elizabeth Taylor in TV movie Liz & Dick and failed actress Tara in cinema flop The Canyons.
Lindsay Posner will direct the new production of Speed-The-Plow with further casting details yet to be announced.