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Irish Wish - What We Know So Far

After bursting onto the scene as a brilliant young actor, playing twins in 1998's "The Parent Trap" when she was only a pre-teen, Lindsay Lohan played other leading roles. Her turns as Anna Coleman in 2003's "Freaky Friday" and Cady Stanton in the 2004 cult hit "Mean Girls" blast her star into space, and it seemed like she owned the world. However, growing up in the limelight and being constantly hunted by tabloids took its toll on Lohan and her career.

Meanwhile, fans have been hoping for Lohan to make her comeback — and get some redemption for her treatment in the media. On New Year's Eve in 2019, she told Anderson Cooper 360 that she looked forward to "taking back the life that I worked so hard for and sharing it with my family." Fans hope all this may happen with Lohan's recently announced two-picture deal with the streaming service Netflix. Her first Netflix movie, "Falling for Christmas," costars George Young and Chord Overstreet and is expected to debut on November 10, per Variety. Here's what we know about the second film, "Irish Wish."

When will Irish Wish be released?

As "Irish Wish" is the second movie in Lindsay Lohan's two-picture deal with Netflix, we don't yet know precisely when the movie will be released. The deal's first film, "Falling for Christmas," is right around the corner; however, scheduled to hit the streamer on November 10. It also stars "Glee" breakout Chord Overstreet as a lodge owner who cares for Lohan, a spoiled, engaged heiress, after an accident gives her amnesia. Lohan also told Forbes that "Falling for Christmas" promises to have some new music from Lohan. And fear not, once that film is out, "Irish Wish" will follow soon after, likely in early or mid-2023.

Filming on the new project took place between September 5 and October 14, according to Western People, in the Irish cities of Mayo, Wicklow, and Dublin. Co-producer Michael Damian tweeted about the shoot on September 7, and a Lohan fan account shared a short video of the star in the makeup trailer.

Lohan is excited to work on these romcoms and told Forbes why the Netflix collaboration clicked. "I felt like the romantic comedy movies have kind of dissipated a little bit, and I really miss them," she said, reminding readers that this was her forte when she started. "I really want to bring that back in the best way that we can. Self-discovery for women in movies, I think also, is a great thing in a happy, fun, lighthearted way," she added. "That's where the focus is."

What is the plot of Irish Wish?

The plot of the new Netflix romcom "Irish Wish," per Collider, is a bit what it sounds like: a wish-fulfillment story set in Ireland. Lindsay Lohan plays Maddie, a young woman who travels to Ireland to serve as a bridesmaid at her best friend's wedding on the British Isle. Though putting on a happy face for her BFF, Maddie is secretly pinning away for the groom, whom she is convinced is the love of her life. When Maddie makes an innocent wish for true love days before the wedding, a classic "out of the bottle" twist happens: Maddie suddenly wakes up not as a bridesmaid but as the bride. As she lives out her fantasy with her true love, Maddie eventually realizes that her soulmate may be someone else entirely.

Alas, no trailer has been released for the movie yet, since filming only finished in mid-October, per Western People. But a fan did capture some behind-the-scenes video and posted it on YouTube, featuring Lohan waiving at the adoring and excited fans who were watching.

The story was written by Kirsten Hansen, a Canadian writer and producer who has penned other holiday romances for the Hallmark Channel, such as "Cross Country Christmas," "Nantucket Noel," and "Love on the Slopes." Though we don't know who will play which of the men in Maddie's life or who is her best friend, the rest of the cast has been announced, even if their roles are not yet specified.

Who is starring in Irish Wish?

While Lindsay Lohan is the primary draw in this new Netflix romcom, the star can't play every role by herself. Variety reports Lohan will be joined in "Irish Wish" by several British actors — which makes sense for a story in Ireland. Among them will be Ed Speleers, star of many a period drama including "Downton Abbey" and "Outlander"; Alexander Vlahos, also of "Outlander" who recently played the artist Charles Lockhart in "Sanditon"; Elizabeth Tan of "Emily in Paris," and Jane Seymour of "The Kominsky Method" and "B Positive." Also joining the cast is the chef-host of "About Last Night" and ballplayer Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha Curry, who also appeared in HBO's "A Black Lady Sketch Show." It's unclear yet who will be playing which roles, so we'll have to wait to find out which British hottie, Speleers or Vlahos, will be Lohan's "one that got away" and which will be the one she's destined to end up with.

IMDb also lists Jacinta Mulcahy of "Poirot" as Olivia Kennedy, Carl Shaaban as Jay, and Steve Hartland as Liam. However, it remains to be seen who those characters are in the story. And it's still early, so we'll likely find out more about the cast and who is playing whom soon. Perhaps the director or producers will have some insights on their social media.

Who is directing Irish Wish?

For "Irish Wish," Lindsay Lohan is again collaborating with the director of her first Netflix movie, "Falling for Christmas," in which Lohan plays a spoiled betrothed heiress. Lohan worked with director Janeen Damian for that film, per Variety, and Damian is also co-writing "Irish Wish" with Hallmark Channel scribe Kirsten Hansen. Joining the writing team for "Irish Wish" is Ron Oliver, who wrote and directed movies like "Christmas at the Plaza" and "Truly, Madly, Sweetly," and Damian's husband and partner Michael Damian, an actor-singer-dancer who covered the 1973 hit "Rock On" and brought it to number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1989, as well as wrote and directed "Much Ado About Christmas" and "The Christmas Waltz."

Michael Damian also serves as a co-producer with Riviera Films. Hansen is also an executive producer, along with Amanda Phillips, Jimmy Townsend, and Vince Balanzo. We're sure they'll do an excellent job with this film and put Lohan back on top.