May 31, 2007 / 12:05 AM / 13 years ago

Film producers seek to accommodate Lohan's rehab

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Producers of Lindsay Lohan’s next movie said on Wednesday they would accommodate the young actress by rearranging their shooting schedule to film her part once she completes her latest stint in rehab.

Lindsay Lohan poses at the "Us Hot Hollywood 2007" party in Los Angeles in this April 26, 2007 file photo. Lohan's weekend drunken-driving bust could spell a hangover for trendy Hollywood-area nightspots, some of them already the targets of a year long crackdown on underage drinking. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Lohan’s participation in the movie, “Poor Things,” starring and produced by Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine, was thrown into question when Lohan checked into a residential treatment facility in Malibu following a weekend drunken-driving arrest.

But MacLaine and her fellow producer on the film, Rob Hickman, issued a statement expressing support for the 20-year-old actress.

“In the spirit of helping Lindsay Lohan and her rehabilitation, we have been asked by Lindsay to comply with her wishes to continue working on ‘Poor Things,’” they said. “We are trying to rearrange the shooting schedule to facilitate her working at the end of the shoot to coincide with the completion of her rehabilitation. We wish her love and the blending of mind, body and spirit.”

Lohan’s latest woes mark the second time in a year that her personal behavior has put her at odds with the demands of her film career.

Last July another producer, Morgan Creek Prods. executive James Robinson, went public with a letter to Lohan scolding her for repeatedly showing up late on the set of “Georgia Rule,” which is currently in theaters.

In his unusual rebuke, Robinson called her behavior “discourteous, irresponsible and unprofessional” and cited her “ongoing all-night heavy partying” as the reason for her tardiness.

Lohan returned to work the next day, and “Georgia Rule,” which paired her with another Oscar-winning film legend, Jane Fonda, was released earlier this month.

Entertainment trade paper Daily Variety reported that shooting on her latest film, the dark comedy “Poor Things,” originally was set to begin this week in Los Angeles.

Co-starring Olympia Dukakis and Rosario Dawson, the film was inspired by the recent real-life cases of elderly con-artist women convicted of scams involving homeless men, insurance fraud and murder.

Lohan was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence in Beverly Hills after running her Mercedes over a curb and into a hedge early on Saturday. Police said they also found a substance in the car they believe to be cocaine.

Reuters/Nielsen

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