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Lindsay Lohan Set For West End Stage Debut

The troubled 27-year-old actress will star in a revival of "Speed-the-Plow," her first major job since leaving rehab in 2013.

Lindsay Lohan Set For West End Stage Debut
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Lindsay Lohan is attempting a comeback. Again. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Toglenn)

The BBC confirmed the troubled actress will make her West End stage debut in a new production of the David Mamet play "Speed-the-Plow." 

Last week, The New York Times reported Lohan was possibly doing the production, although it hadn't been announced yet. She told the outlet: "It's the first time I've done a stage play or anything like that. I'm nervous but I'm excited."

But reaction at the time was basically, "We'll believe it when we see it." (Via Us Weekly, Toronto Star, Gossip Cop

Now, we can believe it — but we have to wait to see it. 

Broadway World says the play, a satirical look at Hollywood executives, won't start previews until the end of September. And its official premiere? Not until October. 

​But tickets for the 80 or so scheduled performances are already for sale. So far, LiLo's the only actor attached to the project. (Via ATG Tickets

Lohan will play Karen, a role originated by Madonna in the show's original, Tony-nominated Broadway run. (Via CBS Television Distribution / "Entertainment Tonight")

MADONNA: "I know what it is to be bad. I've been bad." 

"Clueless" star Alicia Silverstone took on the part — one of only three in the play — in a 2006 Los Angeles production. (Via YouTube / Chris Atkins

And "Mad Men"'s Elisabeth Moss starred in the 2008 Broadway revival alongside Jeremy Piven. (Via YouTube / SpeedThePlowBroadway)

This will be 27-year-old Lohan's first major job since leaving rehab last year. And it's an undertaking. 

It's eight performances a week — and Access Hollywood says the show better have a good understudy ready. Lohan isn't exactly known for being reliable ... or on time. 

A problem featured heavily on the docuseries she did for the Oprah Winfrey Network, which only worsened her public image. (Via OWN / "Lindsay"

Also chronicled on that show was Lohan announcing her return to major movies at the Sundance Film Festival. (Via OWN / "Lindsay"

The movie she was set to begin filming this summer appears to be on hold ... indefinitely. The Daily Mail reports filmmakers had trouble insuring her. 

​​So fingers crossed for this production — and for Lohan. The Internet is ready to tear her apart. 

The Daily Beast's Kevin Fallon plans to "analyze every single acting choice she makes in the production and every report about her behavior during rehearsals."

We're guessing, so is everyone else.