Lindsay Lohan Issued Final Warning Due to Poor Behavior on SPEED THE PLOW?
UPDATE 7/10 - CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ON THIS STORY - Lindsay Lohan NOT Missing Rehearsals for SPEED THE PLOW, Despite Reports
As BWW recently reported, Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut in the upcoming production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. Performances are officially set to begin on September 24, with opening night on October 2. The production will be directed by Lindsay Posner.
According to a report in the UK's Huffington Post however, the actress has been causing a host of problems including showing up late to rehearsals and arriving unprepared. The site reports that the actress appears to be more focused on hitting the London nightlife.
An insider told Star magazine: "The cast is already really annoyed. The director told her that, basically, it's a one-strike deal; if she misses one more practice or comes in late again, she's done."
The 'Mean Girls' star has in recent years become known for her unprofessional behavior, including her antics during the filming of 2007's 'Georgia Rule'. During that time, a letter from the film's director was leaked to the press which detailed the difficulties he was having working with the troubled actress.
Stay tuned as more details emerge!
Speed-the-Plow is a play comprised of three long scenes about Hollywood executives who dream of making it big in the film industry. They endure a constant struggle between what is more important: making money or upholding the quality and value of the artwork.
The play premiered on Broadway in 1988 featuring Madonna in the role of "Karen," the role Lohan plans to take on in November. The original production was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play. In 2008, a revival of Speed-the-Plow opened on Broadway featuring Jeremy Piven, Raúl Esparza, and Elisabeth Moss.
Lohan made her motion picture debut in Disney's remake of The Parent Trap (1998), a critical and commercial hit. Her next motion picture, Disney's remake of Freaky Friday (2003), was also a success at the box office and with critics. With the release of Mean Girls (2004) and Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), she seemed destined for great things. Lohan's debut studio album, Speak (2004), was certified platinum. Her second album, A Little More Personal (Raw) (2005), was certified gold.
Between 2010 and 2013, Lohan went into rehabilitation three times, and spent much of her time entangled in legal problems stemming from misdemeanors and probation violations. In 2012 and 2013, she did further television work, including starring as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical TV film Liz & Dick (2012). In 2013, she starred in Paul Schrader's independent film The Canyons.