Chord Overstreet has found a new leading lady… onscreen, that is.
The Glee alum, 32, has been cast opposite Lindsay Lohan in Netflix’s untitled holiday romantic comedy, which premieres in 2022.
Netflix announced the news on Twitter Thursday, revealing George Young (Malignant), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Olivia Perez (In the Heights) will also star in the film which follows “a spoiled hotel heiress who gets total amnesia in a skiing accident and finds herself in the care of a handsome lodge owner.”
Overstreet, who’s most known for his Glee role as Sam Evans, can currently be seen in the Apple TV+ comedy series Acapulco, which premiered last month.
The Stone Man artist has also been busy with his music career, making his relationship public with Camelia Somers, granddaughter of Suzanne Somers, last month in the music video for his single “Sunkissed.” He and the Bold and the Beautiful actress, 26, were first romantically linked in December.
In May, it was announced Lohan, 35, was starring in the film – her first role in three years.
“I want to really focus on me and everything I have to do in my life, and come back to America and start filming again,” Lohan told Andy Cohen during CNN’s New Year’s Eve special in 2019, adding that she wants to take “back the life that I worked so hard for, and sharing it with my family and you guys.”
The Canyons actress last starred in 2019’s werewolf thriller Among the Shadows. She played her breakout role in 1998’s Parent Trap remake, before going on to star in such hit films as Freaky Friday, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Mean Girls.
Her upcoming movie role comes amid rumors that she’s being considered for The Real Housewives of Dubai. After announcing the latest in the Real Housewives franchise, Cohen, 53, said it would be “a good idea” to have Lohan in the cast, as she has been living in Dubai. He previously confirmed the series had already been cast.
Lindsay Lohan will not be joining the cast of the upcoming “Real Housewives of Dubai” … even though she’s already living in the country, and would provide instant star power and drama.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Lindsay is NOT part of the newly announced season, and she was never even approached about the upcoming project.
Bravo announced Monday the network is taking ‘The Real Housewives’ franchise to Dubai, the first season in an international location, leading to wild speculation Lindsay would be on the cast because she’s already on the ground in the United Arab Emirates.
We’re told the cast — although, not announced yet — has been selected, and LL ain’t on it. Yeah, we know … she’s not actually a housewife, but many of the other “Housewives” lineups are filled with unmarried women.
The real issue, most likely, is keeping the budget low for a new spinoff … ’cause Lindsay would certainly demand a bigger payday than an unknown. The project will air on Bravo next year, and the network says it will highlight a group of women navigating relationships, careers and the lavish and uber-wealthy lifestyles in the UAE.
Dubai’s known as a billionaire’s playground with plenty of opulence, modern architecture and a crazy nightlife scene, which all seem to jibe with LiLo … but this is one guest list she won’t be on.
Stay tuned for new faces!
Update: TMZ caught ‘Housewives’ honcho Andy Cohen out in NYC, who makes it VERY clear, he’d be all for Lindsay joining.
A costar connection! After working together in 2003, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan have continued to stay in touch — in code.
While filming Freaky Friday, which follows a mother and daughter who get trapped in each other’s bodies through a magical fortune cookie, Curtis, 62, and Lohan, 35, found themselves listening to Justin Timberlake‘s “Like I Love You” quite often.
“Lindsay and I were doing a scene in a car and there was a lot of time in between takes,” the Halloween Kills star detailed to Yahoo Entertainment on October 15. “And there’s a rap in the middle of that song by Clipse. She and I were trying to learn the words.”
The Scream Queens alum recalled them “sitting there with a pad” trying to learn all the words to the song.
“We were writing them down, and then we would do the scene, and then we’d play the song and try to lip-synch the few words that we knew,” Curtis shared. “I’m telling you, we laughed. And that is my secret code with her. ‘What was the song we were lip-synching to in the car?’”
After Curtis realized that she gave away the details to their code, she added that she would now have to find “another” way to verify Lohan’s identity over text.
The Golden Globe winner has previously revealed that she wasn’t initially cast to play Tess in Freaky Friday. After Annette Bening dropped out four days before filming began, Curtis found herself “with absolutely zero prep on any level,” which she didn’t mind.
“Because I had no time, I had the complete freedom to just go, ‘OK, whatever. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen,’” Curtis explained to Vanity Fair in November 2019.
Although the Knives Out star was excited to get started, she revealed that there was an adjustment period. While filming her second scene for the movie, Curtis had a suggestion for the moment when Anna is inside Tess’s body ahead of an interview.
“I just remember asking the grips if they could put some baby powder so that my feet would slide,” Curtis told Vanity Fair. “Then I remember the director [Mark Waters] the next day coming to me and saying, ‘You know, the editor is wondering if we should bring you down. He was thinking it’s a little too big.’
Curtis didn’t back down when it came to her performance.
“I remember saying to him, ‘Look, Mark. This is your movie not mine. I only heard about six days ago. This is what I’m naturally going to do for you,’” she recalled at the time. “‘It’s the only way I’m going to do it. If I’m thinking about this for one day, it’s over, it’ll be horrible. So either find somebody else and just let me go home, or I’m going to do what I do.’”
The California native admitted that she remembers that experience fondly now.
“It turned out to be this amazing, amazing, amazing experience for me creatively. It was the freest I’ve ever been [as an actor],” she added.
Lindsay Lohan will get behind the mic to host her first podcast, in a deal with digital content studio Studio71.
On the yet-untitled interview podcast, the actor-singer-entrepreneur will share “her authentic voice and a never-before-seen side,” Studio71 teased. There’s no release date for the show, which is tentatively set to premiere in late 2021 or early 2022, according to the company.
“I’m excited to partner with Studio71 in the development and production of my podcast,” Lohan said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to connecting with more of my fans and having intimate conversations with friends and thought leaders across all industries.”
Lohan, whose credits include “Mean Girls” and “The Parent Trap,” is set to star in a forthcoming Netflix holiday rom-com movie. Lohan’s podcast will join Studio71’s slate women-hosted shows, which include “Worst Firsts with Brittany Furlan,” “Unsolicited Advice” with comedians Ashley Nichole and Taryne Renee, “Ratchet & Respectable” with Demetria L. Lucas, and “Listen Hunnay with Jeannie Mai.”
According to Studio71, 75% of listeners to shows in its podcast network are between the ages of 18 and 34 and 55% are female. All Studio71 podcasts are available for free (with ads) on platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lindsay to Studio71’s podcast network and can’t wait for her to take listeners behind the scenes of her life and work,” said Moorea Smith, senior talent relations manager for podcasts at Studio71. “With her unparalleled experiences as an entertainer and entrepreneur, we are so excited for her to take the mic and share her thoughts and opinions with the world.”
Lohan is represented by APA. Studio71’s Smith and Matt Barker, senior director of talent relations, led the company’s negotiations for Lohan’s podcast.
Studio71 manages over 1,800 partnered creator channels, which it says generates over 13 billion monthly views across YouTube, connected TVs and social media. The company is a division of Red Arrow Studios, which is part of Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media.
Back in 2019, Lindsay made the circuit around New York to promote her MTV reality series Lindsay Lohan Beach Club. I’ve managed to add several events where she promoted including: Radio Andy, Sway in the Morning, The Jenny McCarthy Show, Entertainment Weekly Interview and The Rachael Ray Show. I hope you guys enjoy the massive update!
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