Lindsay Lohan held a last-minute press conference at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday. The gathering was small and intimate, and the cameras seemed to outnumber the people.
It was Lohan’s first time at Sundance, and she was there with Randall Emmett, of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, to announce their new film project Inconceivable. EFO Films’ previous projects include End of Watch with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick, and Lone Survivor with Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana.
The Inconceivable press conference was also filmed for the 27-year-old actress’ forthcoming Oprah documentary series, meaning that everyone in attendance had to sign release forms agreeing to be on camera, or else they weren’t allowed to stay.
The space was only available for 20 minutes, and the notoriously tardy Lohan stepped on stage just five minutes late.
2. Some announcements were made before Lohan arrived…
3. Some of which were more terrifying than others.
Emmett started the conference by saying, “We are up here today to announce a new movie that we’re funding and producing alongside Lindsay, called Inconceivable. The movie will start shooting in March, and Lindsay and I just felt that coming up to Sundance and being among the community up here to announce an independent film is a really special place.”
Emmett then opened up the mic to Lohan, and asked her to talk about the project. “It’s really nice to be part of something like this again. This is something that I’ve been aspiring to get back for a long time now,” Lohan said. “I fell in love with the script, and I contacted Randall, and kind of harassed him to make it happen. But it’s just a really interesting story. It’s a psychological thriller about a woman who’s kind of on a journey to reclaim something that was lost of hers. And it gets a bit dark, but it’s a really interesting twist, and it’s something that I’m really looking forward to doing sooner rather than later.”
Randall revealed that Lohan would be meeting with directors for the film, and described the process of how the actress discovered the script. “It was a simple process,” he said. “She read the script, she called, and she said, ‘We’re making this movie. Are you in or out?’ I said, ‘I’m in.’”
“I don’t think you had a choice to say you weren’t in,” Lohan joked. “I know where you live!”
They’ll be shooting Inconceivable in New Orleans or Atlanta, “As long as we’re shooting, doesn’t matter where,” Lohan laughed, before she described her character as “a girl who comes into someone else’s life and creates a bit of silent chaos.”
As for why Emmett decided to work with Lohan, he told the press, “Lindsay is somebody that I’ve always respected… and Lindsay, to me, is really one of the best young actresses of her generation. And I think that everybody’s got to have the right role and the right movie to show that.”
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