Lindsay Lohan last appeared as a leading lady in the drama The Canyons. In the romantic comedy Falling for Christmas, which is being produced by Netflix, the Parent Trap star is making a comeback almost 10 years after the film’s release. Fans are thrilled to see her in a new project, but the movie nod to one of her well-known movies, Mean Girls, is likely to excite them even more.
Mean Girls Was Iconic
You might be reminded of the famous scene from Mean Girls where Cady, played by Lindsay Lohan, sings “Jingle Bell Rock” to save her and The Plastics’ dance routine after their CD player breaks in the middle of the song. The 36-year-old actress claimed during an appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan that she came up with a pitch while speaking with the directors and producers about her desire to somehow incorporate the well-known song. She had originally intended to perform the iconic teen comedy dance with the cast during a blooper reel at the end of the film. She then quickly regretted that advice, so it was dropped at the time.
The crew still desired to use the cheery Christmas jingle despite this, though. The team remembered the star’s suggestion to include the song “Jingle Bell Rock” in the movie at some point during post-production. They chose to have Lohan record a version of the song for the end credits because the film had already been edited at that point. The movie’s trailer even featured the song.
Lindsay Lohan in Falling for Christmas
Fans first got a glimpse of Falling for Christmas in a set photo featuring Chord Overstreet and Lindsay Lohan, who looked very cute together. Being able to watch Lohan in this type of production once more is very satisfying. She has the opportunity to return to her comedic roots, which she developed in Disney films, and more mature fare like Just My Luck.
According to the critics’ evaluations of Falling for Christmas, Lohan truly shines. While other critics pointed out that the Netflix film adheres to well-worn tropes, it nonetheless seems to have a lot of heart and humor. And this isn’t Lohan’s first time working with the streaming service; in Irish Wish, in which a woman wakes up as a bride after wishing to find love, she will appear in another romantic comedy.
The actress/singer Lindsay Lohan’s performance in Falling for Christmas has so many amusing moments that will make viewers smile, and her performance of “Jingle Bell Rock” is just the cherry on top.
Netflix Intends to Make Its Own Versions of Harry Potter and Star Wars
Netflix has announced the creation of franchises modeled after the cultural blockbusters Star Wars and Harry Potter. The streaming platform’s vice president Matthew Thunell was quoted in a report as saying that they wanted to build franchises that “traverse movies, television, gaming, and consumer devices.”
Netflix Is Going to a Galaxy Far, Far, Away…
Although its cross-media strategy intends to be equally comprehensive, Netflix isn’t intending to exactly mimic a galaxy far, far away, or the wizarding world, in terms of genre. Netflix has already recruited internal book scouts to nab adaptations and has also launched a video game section.
However, not everything will be suitable for a franchise. “The tale itself must come first. Can it support that type of growth?” said Thunell. There are also extremely popular programs, like Stranger Things, that have rich mythology and other tales that let you transition into animation, movies, or anime.
The Streaming Giant’s Strategy
Stranger Things seems to be Exhibit A for Netflix’s new all-encompassing strategy. The fifth season of Stranger Things will be the last of the series, but the tale continues. The Duffer Brothers, who created Stranger Things, recently revealed their intentions for a potential spin-off that’ll be “1000 percent different” from the series.
The Gray Man, an action movie starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas, was released on Netflix on July 22. Check out some of the top Netflix movies now available to view if you want to see more content from the streaming platform! Greaney’s book was once slated for adaptation in 2011, with James Gray due to helm Brad Pitt and subsequently Charlize Theron in a gender-flipped role. Neither version, however, ever materialized. Until it was revealed that the Russo brothers would direct and that Gosling and Evans would star, the project sat in development. Beginning in Los Angeles in March 2021, the film ended production in Prague in July of 2021. It’s one of the most expensive Netflix original movies, with a $200 million production budget.