Lindsay Lohan Proves She's Ready To Handle A Career Reboot

Lindsay Lohan broke out in a major way with a star-making dual performance as the precocious twins at the center of "The Parent Trap," 1998's beloved reboot of the classic family film. She spent the next few years impressing further in a variety of frothy, teen-focused movies including another popular reboot, "Freaky Friday," opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, mega-hit "Mean Girls," and kooky rom-com "Just My Luck." However, Lohan had trouble converting her initial mainstream success into a serious adult career. 

She appeared in flop after flop, from "I Know Who Killed Me" to "The Canyons" while, behind the scenes, Lohan's personal life crumbled around her too. As Showbiz Cheat Sheet notes, the young up-and-comer, who also briefly flirted with a career as a pop star, became a tabloid mainstay in the early to mid-2000s following multiple arrests that ultimately led to both jail and rehab stints. She acknowledged her missteps in an interview with People, admitting, "I was going out too much, and I knew that, and I have more to live for than that."

To say Lohan has had a turbulent time in the spotlight would be a massive understatement, but the actor has been poised to make a comeback for a while — particularly following the lively Super Bowl commercial in which she poked fun at her past. Now, we know what the former child star's next career move will be. 

Lindsay Lohan has teamed up with a streaming giant

Deadline reports that Lindsay Lohan has signed a lucrative deal with Netflix. Lohan joined forces with the streaming giant on the upcoming holiday flick "Falling for Christmas," in which the actor stars as a spoiled hotel heiress who, following a skiing accident, comes down with a soap opera-style case of amnesia and has to re-learn everything about her own life, including the fact she's engaged to someone other than dreamy blue-collar worker Chord Overstreet. 

Netflix has announced that Lohan will be appearing in two further original movies for them, kickstarting a potentially long-term partnership between the two heavyweights. The streaming service is already home to series "Sick Note," in which she featured, and spoof sequel "Scary Movie V," another Lohan starrer. Netflix's Director of Independent Film, Christina Rogers, shared, "We're so happy with our collaboration with Lindsay to date, and we're thrilled to continue our partnership with her." Rogers added, "We look forward to bringing more of her films to our members around the world."

Hopefully this is the next step in Lohan's resurgence, following her engagement to beau Bader Shammas in November 2021 (via The Sun). Considering how impressive her early roles were, fans are eager to see Lohan back at the top of the A list once again.