It looks like those meetings she may or may not have shown up for last month have paid off! Lindsay Lohan is in talks to star in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow in the West End this November. The Mean Girls star revealed the news to The New York Times at a Jeremy Scott fashion show in London. Lohan would play Karen, the role originated by Madonna in the 1988 Broadway production.
"It's the first time I've done a stage play or anything like that," Lohan told the newspaper. "I'm nervous but I'm excited."
Lohan rose to fame as a child actress in The Parent Trap. She later starred in Freaky Friday, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls, Herbie: Fully Loaded and Georgia Rule. Last year she starred in the film The Canyons opposite Broadway alum Nolan Gerard Funk. On TV, Lohan has guest-starred on King of the Hill, That 70’s Show, Ugly Betty and Glee.
Speed-the-Plow focuses on two high-powered Hollywood executives, Charlie Fox and Bobby Gould, who have come up from the mailroom together. Charlie brings Bobby a surefire hit with a major star attached. Bobby seems certain to give the green light, until his beautiful new secretary gets involved. The play received its London premiere in 1989 and was revived in the West End in 2000 and at The Old Vic in 2008. A Broadway revival played the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 2008.