I Dream of Jeannie:Moviehole claims that the latest issue of Empire Magazine states that actress Lindsay Lohan is set to play the leading role in the upcoming I Dream of Jeannie adaptation...

According to the latest issue of Empire magazine, Lindsay Lohan has been signed to play the lead in “I Dream of Jeannie”, the big-screen adaptation of the ol’ Barbara Eden/Larry Hagman series.

The 17 year old star of “Mean Girls” and “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” will indubitably play the character of Jeannie, a ‘Genie’ trapped in a bottle under it’s top is popped off (that’s the bottle kids) by a passing-by major.

Gurinder Chada (“Bend it Like Beckham”) is directing the flick, which Jessica Simpson and Keira Knightley were also reportedly interested in doing.

Next up, Lohan stars in “Herbie : Fully Loaded”, Disney’s remake of the old “Love Bug” movies – sans Dean Jones. Angela Robinson directs the film, currently slated for an August 2005 starting lap.

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