Lindsay Lohan showed up at the Sundance Film Festival to say she's signed on to star in Emmett/Furla Films' psychological thriller "Inconceivable," which she will also help produce. Lindsay held a press conference Monday in Park City to make the announcement about the movie which is expected to start shooting in March, according to the Daily News on Jan. 21.
Lohan, 27, made her high-profile debut at Sundance once again raving about a new film and another "fresh start." Odd in a way since the annual film festival typically showcases performers and producers who have completed films showing.
Most announcements about upcoming projects are done through news releases, but then again, this is Lindsay Lohan. The oft-troubled actress is mounting yet another comeback after well-publicized legal troubles and battles with drugs and alcohol.
Interestingly, a crew from Oprah Winfrey's OWN network which is filming a reality series about the "Mean Girls" actress, also taped yesterday's news conference.
But reporters were allegedly told beforehand that if they asked Lindsay any personal questions, they would be promptly escorted out. Lohan emerged from her most recent rehab stint last year, and remains on probation for a necklace theft and for lying to police about a car crash.
But all that aside, producer and financier Randall Emmett sat with Lindsay and called Sundance a special place to announce the film. He then referred to Ms. Lohan as one of the greatest actresses of her generation.
But if you ask director Paul Schrader if he agrees with that description you're likely to get a very different answer. Fresh off her much-panned Lifetime "Liz & Dick" fiasco, he tried to work with Lindsay on "The Canyons".
That movie only required her to out-act a full-time porn star, and according to Sean O'Connell of Cinema Blend, she couldn’t. He notes Lohan hasn't been in a "hit" movie since the 2005 "Herbie: Fully Loaded" flick.
And "The Canyons" ended up earning a pitiful $51,135. While Lindsay may bring a publicity bump at first, it doesn't necessarily translate into box office dollars.
Many industry watchers are weighing in following Lindsay's announced new film, wondering how many new starts she can legitimately be entitled to.