05/14/2009 at 12:40 PM EDT
is heading back to the silver screen.
The actress hasn't starred in a major feature film since 2007's I Know Who Killed Me
, (her 2008 movie Labor Pains
went straight to cable). Now, she's been tapped to star in The Other Side
, an the independent fantasy comedy costarring Woody Harrelson, Giovanni Ribisi, Dave Matthews and Alanis Morissette.
"It's a wonderful cast and it's shooting on the East Coast, which we are excited about," Lohan's manager-mom Dina told PEOPLE Thursday, of the film, which is slated to start shooting in October on an island off the coast of Massachusetts.
The film focuses on "a grad student [Lohan] who must spend the summer working at a scientific institute on a remote island," Variety"
reports. "She discovers an eccentric community of characters who are hiding a secret about a tragedy that took place many years before."
The film's director, David Michaels tells Variety
that Lohan is psyched for to start shooting. "Lindsay's very aware of people's perceptions of her. She's really committed to doing what she has to in order to change that."