Lindsay Lohan to star as a 'spoiled hotel heiress with amnesia' in a Netflix holiday rom-com

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    Lindsay Lohan is heading to Netflix this holiday season.

    The 34-year-old actress is set to star in an upcoming rom-com as a ‘spoiled hotel heiress’ with amnesia, the streaming network announced in a Tweet on Monday.

    After revealing the logline for the flick, social media users wasted no time criticizing the plot for being far too similar to the 1987 comedy Overboard, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.   

    Happy holidays: Lindsay Lohan is set to star in an upcoming Netflix rom-com as a'spoiled hotel heiress' with amnesia, the streaming network announced in a Tweet on Monday

    Happy holidays: Lindsay Lohan is set to star in an upcoming Netflix rom-com as a ‘spoiled hotel heiress’ with amnesia, the streaming network announced in a Tweet on Monday

    ‘Lindsay Lohan will star in a new romantic comedy about a newly engaged and spoiled hotel heiress who finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter after getting total amnesia in a skiing accident,’ Netflix penned on social media.

    The film will reportedly be a part of their annual slate of ultra popular holiday films like Emma Roberts’ the Holidate and the Christmas Prince franchise.

    According to Variety, the plot of the film will be set in the days leading up to Christmas. 

    Production is slated to start this November so the movie, which has yet to be titled, won’t be out for the 2021 holiday line-up.

    To be determined: Production is slated to start this November so the movie, which has yet to be titled, won't be out for the 2021 holiday line-up

    To be determined: Production is slated to start this November so the movie, which has yet to be titled, won’t be out for the 2021 holiday line-up

    Twitter isn’t reacting to kindly to the Mean Girls’ star and her latest project, with many calling out Netflix for the been-there-done-that plot.

    Several pointed out that the plot of the new film is very similar to Overboard – both the 1987 original and 2018 reboot – which saw a wealthy character fall overboard, get amnesia and be taken in (and taken advantage of) by a poor person who finds them.

    ‘Sounds like an Overboard ripOff,’ one person responded.

    Another added: ‘Didn’t they already remake Overboard?’

    ‘Isn’t this Overboard … Just on snow (or as some would call it.. frozen water?) I guess 3rd time is the charm,’ echoed a third.

    Over it: After revealing the logline for the flick, social media users wasted no time criticizing the plot for being far too similar to the 1987 comedy Overboard, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

    Over it: After revealing the logline for the flick, social media users wasted no time criticizing the plot for being far too similar to the 1987 comedy Overboard, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

    Sounds familiar: Both the 1987 original and 2018 reboot of Overboard saw a wealthy character fall overboard, get amnesia and be taken in (and taken advantage of) by a poor person who finds them

    Sounds familiar: Both the 1987 original and 2018 reboot of Overboard saw a wealthy character fall overboard, get amnesia and be taken in (and taken advantage of) by a poor person who finds them

    Brutal! Twitter didn't hold back while criticizing the used up plot

    Brutal! Twitter didn’t hold back while criticizing the used up 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 series Sick Note (2017-2018), starring Rupert Grint, was her most notable acting project in the last several years. 

    However, the Mean Girls star has served as a judge for Australia’s version of The Masked Singer for several seasons. 

    In November, Lohan confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that she would be returning to the popular competition show for season three. 

    At her peak: In the early-mid 2000s, Lindsay reached mass success with films like Mean Girls and The Parent Trap but the Netflix gig will be one of her biggest jobs in many years (Pictured in Mean Girls in 2004)

    At her peak: In the early-mid 2000s, Lindsay reached mass success with films like Mean Girls and The Parent Trap but the Netflix gig will be one of her biggest jobs in many years (Pictured in Mean Girls in 2004)

    On New Year’s Eve she told Anderson Cooper that she had plans to return to her original love of acting.

    ‘I want to really focus on me and everything that I can do in my life and come back to America and start filming again, which I’m doing some time soon in this new year,’ she 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,’ she added. 

    Following the peak of her celebrity stardom in the early to mid 2000s, Lindsay took an extended hiatus from Hollywood.   

    Back on top: In November, Lohan confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that she would be returning to judge The Masked Singer Australia for season three and told Anderson Cooper in New Year's Eve that she would return to acting (Pictured in Herbie Fully Loaded in 2005)

    Back on top: In November, Lohan confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that she would be returning to judge The Masked Singer Australia for season three and told Anderson Cooper in New Year’s Eve that she would return to acting (Pictured 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.

    Though it was reported to have closed in 2019, the seaside restaurant and bar seems to be back in business per their Instagram page and website 

    She currently resides in the United Arab Emirates but shortly before the pandemic hit announced her plans to move back to the states.

    Off the radar: Following the peak of her celebrity stardom in the early to mid 2000s, Lindsay took an extended hiatus from Hollywood and currently lives in the UAE

    Off the radar: Following the peak of her celebrity stardom in the early to mid 2000s, Lindsay took an extended hiatus from Hollywood and currently lives in the UAE

    For the last few weeks, Lohan has been teasing her nearly nine million social media followers with an undisclosed new project.

    ‘Into the groove,’ captioned Lohan on an Instagram post, followed by a film camera emoji – suggesting the star may be working on a video shoot of some kind.

    For one behind-the-scenes shot, the Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen star posed before a well lit vanity mirror with her cellphone in hand.

    Along with a portrait from her dressing room, Lindsay also snapped a few photos of the camera equipment and backdrop set-up for the day’s shoot.  

    Working girl: For the last few weeks, Lohan has been teasing her nearly nine million social media followers with an undisclosed new project

    Working girl: For the last few weeks, Lohan has been teasing her nearly nine million social media followers with an undisclosed new project

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