It’s been a while since Lindsay Lohan has had a substantial, starring role in a feature film. Your guess as to why is probably as good as mine, but I’m going to go ahead and give my guess anyways: because she’s fucking crazy. When Lohan isn’t causing shooting delays due to erratic behavior she likes to spend most of her time going in and out of rehab, getting fall down drunk in the club, and being put on trial for petty thievery. Despite how bright her star briefly shined, this probably doesn’t sound like the actress that you would want to sign on to your new movie. Well, one man disagrees.
That man is producer Nathan Folks, and the movie he wants to sign her to is called Escaping the Game. In an interview with Radar Online Folks is quoted as saying “She wants to do it,” and describing the film as being “about celebs who become very famous and can’t take it.” I could see the idea of casting Lohan in such a role as being either some sort of therapeutic release for her artistically, or maybe a meta statement meant to blend fantasy and reality. But then Radar goes on the describe the plot and Lohan’s role in the film, “Several fake their own deaths and create a new life for themselves on a remote island. Lohan’s role would be as an investigator who is hired to get to the bottom of their disappearances.” So yeah, Lohan wouldn’t even be playing one of the troubled celebrities. She’s playing an investigator: a ninety-pound, drugged out, crazy investigator. Sounds amazing to me.
A lot of filmmakers have come to view the actress as a liability, and she has recently had trouble finding steady work. But Folks isn’t worried. He makes the assurance, “We can get her insured if she is with someone who is keeping an eye on her 24/7. Lindsay and I’ve discussed it and she’s already agreed to the condition.” Well okay then, that makes perfect sense. I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to cast Lindsay Lohan as a private investigator in their upcoming film about troubled celebrities. This doesn’t sound like exploiting the unsound of mind at all. I just hope Folks has some room on his shelves for a couple of golden statues.