Grant Bowler, who hails from Auckland, New Zealand, nabbed the role opposite Lohan, in the film that is supposed to help revive her film career. The 43-year-old actor isn't necessarily a recognizable face, but is perhaps best known for playing Vanessa Williams' boyfriend on "Ugly Betty," a werewolf on "True Blood" and for hosting the "The Amazing Race Australia."
Bowler has had a steady career in television, but could playing Lohan's romantic lead actually hurt his career?
It's definitely a possibility as it seems there's a surprisingly high number of young actors whose seemingly rising careers have plummeted after romancing Lohan on-screen.
We've gone through all the films starring Lohan in the past 10 years to assess the fates of the brave actors who were cast as her boyfriends, and the results aren't pretty:
Best known for his roles in "The Little Rascals" and "The Stupids," Bug Hall was a memorable child star. His character had a big crush on Lohan's character in the 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie "Get A Clue," and we've rarely heard anything from him since. While Bug's film career was looking like it would take off after he starred in "Skipped Parts" in 2000, it's been one-off TV guest spots and straight-to-DVD movies ever since his "Get A Clue" character had the misfortune to crush on Lohan.
Chad Michael Murray
Chad Michael Murray was a bone fide teen idol in the early 2000s -- playing memorable characters on "Gilmore Girls" and "Dawson's Creek" and landed his best-known role as Lucas Scott on "One Tree Hill" in 2003. That same year, Murray was cast as Lindsay Lohan's slightly older, motorcycle-riding love interest in "Freaky Friday." It's hard to say if Murray is a victim of the curse of Lohan, but his film career never picked up. While Chad sustained a fair level of success starring on "One Tree Hill" for six seasons, his career has more or less completely stalled since he decided to leave the show.
Poor Eli Marienthal. Locking lips with Lindsay Lohan at the end of the 2004 flop "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" marked the end of his career. The young actor had appeared on a number of television shows and was best known for playing Stifler's little brother in 1999's "American Pie." But since his film with Lohan in 2004, his career has completely dried up.
By all accounts the 2004 movie "Mean Girls" should have launched Jonathan Bennett's career -- but it didn't. The same movie that certified Lohan as a star and boosted the careers of co-stars Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan, did nothing for Bennett, who played the object of Lohan's affection. Since taking on the memorable role of Aaron Samuels, Bennett's career has been kind of stagnant. Sure, he's had a couple of TV guest spots, and some straight-to-DVD movies, but he's had nowhere near the success of the rest of the cast.
Justin Long has managed to avoid the curse of Lindsay Lohan, even after playing her love interest in 2005's "Herbie Fully Loaded." Long's career actually took off after his on-screen romance with Lohan -- starring in a number of mildly successful movies, including "Accepted," "He's Just Not That Into You," and "Going the Distance." Dating actress Drew Barrymore for a period of time certainly helped raise Long's profile, but he didn't succumb to the curse of Lohan.
Chris Pine also managed to avoid the curse. He starred opposite Lohan in the critically panned 2006 movie "Just My Luck," but his career took off soon after the film premiered. In 2009 he landed the role of Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek" reboot, and recently starred opposite Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in "This Means War."
Garrett Hedlund perhaps escaped the curse of Lohan by playing more of a conquest than a love interest in the 2007 movie "Georgia Rule." In 2010, he starred in "TRON: Legacy" and is poised to become a big star with the upcoming "On The Road." Hedlund is definitely not a victim of Lohan's curse.
Lindsay Lohan was in rehab when the 2007 disaster "I Know Who Killed Me" premiered in theaters. That meant the actress did no press for the movie and perhaps saved the careers of several actors associated with one of the worst films of all time. Brian Geraghty played Lohan's boyfriend in the film and had the honor of being her first on-screen sex partner, but the sheer fact that so few people saw the film might have been what didn't kill his career. Though he was cast in the 2008 Oscar-winning film "The Hurt Locker," it would be fair to say that Geraghty's career hasn't quite been as successful as it was before his movie with Lohan.