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Born to be Wilde?

Lindsay Lohan wants to be a serious actress -- We look at some of her upcoming film projects

THE PROJECT
Georgia Rule
(Wrapped in August)

THE LO-DOWN
Garry Marshall's drama pits a rebellious teen (Lohan) against her elders (Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman).

HER CHALLENGE
She'll have to take that adolescent angst summoned so well in Mean Girls and add some Thirteen-esque gravitas to it.

CAN SHE PULL IT OFF?
It's tough to muster much faith after one of the film's producers accused her of slacking and partying.


THE PROJECT
Chapter 27
(Wrapped in March)

THE LO-DOWN
Lohan plays a (fictional) fan who befriends John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman (Jared Leto).

HER CHALLENGE
A small role in Bobby has given her biopic cred; Chapter 27 is a shot at toplining that genre.

CAN SHE PULL IT OFF?
Lohan may have Yoko's blessing, but can she shine next to Leto, who went so Method for this he ended up with gout?


THE PROJECT
I Know Who Killed Me
(Starts filming in December)

THE LO-DOWN
Rescued from a serial killer, Lohan's traumatized victim wakes up without an arm or a leg. Plus, she has amnesia.

HER CHALLENGE
Going out on a limb (ouch) to channel Sherilyn Fenn in Boxing Helena. Without the camp or the thick eyebrows.

CAN SHE PULL IT OFF?
Can viewers empathize with Lohan as a victim? And, more importantly, wasn't this already a Lifetime movie?


THE PROJECT
A Woman of No Importance
(Starts filming Spring 2007)

THE LO-DOWN
Based on an Oscar Wilde play, this dark comedy stars Lohan, with Annette Bening, as a teen introduced to high society.

HER CHALLENGE
Working with Bening and director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) is ambitious, especially in a period piece.

CAN SHE PULL IT OFF?
Lohan has mastered teen-speak. Now for her next feat...nailing a proper 19th century English accent.

Originally posted Nov 17, 2006 Published in issue #908 Nov 24, 2006 Order article reprints