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The Other Side
Directed by David Michaels
Produced by Kent Harper
Diane Isaacs
Jory Weitz
David Michaels
Written by David Michaels
Phil Reeves
Starring Lindsay Lohan
Woody Harrelson
Angelica Huston
Jason Lee
Giovanni Ribisi
Kieran Culkin
Alanis Morissette
Dave Matthews
Music by Dave Matthews
Butch Vig
Cinematography Stefan Czapsky
Studio Film Star Pictures
Release date(s) October 31, 2010
Language English

The Other Side is a 2010 drama comedy film starring Lindsay Lohan. The film is the directorial debut of writer David Michaels, who co-wrote the script with Phil Reeves. The film, which has been in production since 2006, stars Woody Harrelson, Dave Matthews, Angelica Huston, Jason Lee, and Alanis Morissette. The film is scheduled to be released on October 31st, 2010, under Film Star Pictures.



Max Mackenzie (Lohan), an over-achieving science student, receives a scholarship by Marston I and Marston II (Harrelson) to study fish on the remote Destiny Island. On the island she meets an array of odd citizens leading her to discover a tragedy that happened on the island years prior. She also falls in love with Sean Splinter (Ribisi), the mayor's son.[1]




Katie Holmes was the original choice for the lead role. She was forced to withdraw from the production of the film due to scheduling conflicts with Broadway's All My Sons. Brittany Murphy was later cast as Max, but also quit before production on the film had began. [2]

Other actors that were scheduled to appear in the film were Ryan Gosling, Alison Pill and Lili Taylor. After reading the screenplay, Ryan Gosling called the director, David Michaels, saying that he was so blown away by the project that he would pay the production back his acting fee if the director was not satisfied with his performance. He was scheduled to portray Marston II. Jim Broadbent was approached more than once for the role of Mayor Splinter in the film until he finally told the producers yes. He later backed out of the project.

In May 2009, actress Lindsay Lohan was approached for the role of Max Mackenzie, to which she accepted. The film is supposed to be her comeback after her starring role in the 2007 commercial failure I Know Who Killed Me and the 2009 film Labor Pains, which was released on ABC Family instead of a theatrical release. For her role, she will be insured in case she proves herself to be unprofessional. [3]

David Michaels told Daily Variety, "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." [4] Lohan is expected to eat healthy and gain weight for her role in the film. [5]


The film was originally slated to be filmed in October of 2009 on an island off the coast of Massachusetts. Because of concerns that Lohan wouldn't have time to film because of her negotiations with the crew of her film, Machete, production was stalled. On Twitter, in response to when filming would take place, Lohan replied that filming would take place soon.


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