The star will play a teacher in a women’s university in the movie, set to be filmed later this year.

She recently celebrated Saudi Arabia’s move to allow public cinemas—and now Lindsay Lohan hopes to be appearing in them in the near future.

The American actress (and part-time Dubai resident) is all set to shoot a movie in the kingdom later this year, and it’s got a message of female empowerment at its heart.

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Lohan will play a teacher at a women’s university in Riyadh, The National reports, with the plot examining her character’s views on women, marriage and feminism.

The film—titled Frame—will be helmed by Abu Dhabi-based director Nancy Paton, and shot in both Saudi and the UAE from September, with a mostly female cast and crew made up of citizens from the two nations.


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Frame will be one of the first Saudi bilingual films that comes out from the country after women start driving and cinema returns, and it will completely focus on female empowerment,” Paton told the newspaper.

Mean Girls star Lohan first revealed her involvement with the film with a tweet in December, before revealing more about her character on The Wendy Williams Show this month.

“She starts to understand the culture and how the women there are. Fencing is a big thing there, so there are a lot of fencing courses and horse-back riding… the women take her in to [help her] understand why they cover and why they do these things,” the 31-year-old told the US talk show host.

2018 looks set to be a big year for the star, with Lohan also revealing during the interview that she’s planning to create her own island off Dubai’s coast.

“I’m discussing designing an island in Dubai, with The World Islands. I have a lot of little projects there, because I like to keep myself busy,” she said in the show broadcast on January 12.

The World Islands development lies about 4.5 kilometres off the coast of Dubai, and is comprised of a man-made archipelago spanning nine kilometres by seven kilometres.

First announced in 2003, it has faced setbacks, but in September Nakheel said about 70 per cent of the properties were spoken for.

So is one of those Lohan Island? Nakheel haven’t confirmed Lohan’s claims, although the actress did visit the project’s Thailand Island last October.

The actress also opened up about her life in the city to Williams, revealing Dubai has offered her a more peaceful (and paparazzi-free) existence.

“I didn’t really know how to have a private life, because I was so young,” she said of her time in Los Angeles. “I really enjoy my serenity in Dubai… you can go out and have fun, but it’s a different kind of fun that you have.”

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In December, Lohan also told Entertainment Tonight that in the city “I can actually focus on what I want to do in life”.

“I don’t always have to be scrutinised every second. I can have a private life and have a public life, but when I choose to. And I think that’s really important.”

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