Lindsay Lohan as Maddie Kelly in Netflix's "Irish Wish."

Lindsay Lohan as Maddie Kelly in Netflix's "Irish Wish." Credit: Netflix / Patrick Redmond

In equal parts featuring Lindsay Lohan and Ireland’s emerald countryside, the trailer for the upcoming Netflix movie “Irish Wish” premiered Tuesday, giving the first extended look at the Long Island-raised Lohan's fantasy rom-com. The film streams March 15, two days shy of St. Patrick’s Day.

On a motor coach in from Ireland West Airport between Galway and Sligo, bespectacled book editor Madeline Kelly chats with photographer James Thomas (Ed Speleers). Maddie has flown in for a wedding — not hers, but that of her best friend, Emma (Elizabeth Tan), who is marrying author Paul Kennedy. Maddie, explained Lohan in a story posted Tuesday at Netflix’s in-house fan site, has “been ghostwriting for the writer she works for and she’s hopelessly in love with him, and she’s expecting him to love her back.” But alas Paul — who in the trailer tells Maddie with collegial affection that, “You balance me out” — has no idea of her unrequited amour.

“I can’t help but think things would be different if I had told Paul how I felt,” Maddie bemoans in a phone call to her mom (Jane Seymour). Mom advises her to start speaking up for herself, but Maddie says it’s too late now and all she can do is wish that she were marrying Paul.

One magical flurry of tree blossoms later, Maddie is in bed, and surprised to feel someone’s arm on her — though not as surprised as Paul, whom she reflexively elbows hard before realizing that her wish has come true. Now she, Maddie, is marrying Paul, and Emma is the friend attending. Another friend, Heather (Ayesha Curry), also is along for the ride in the film written by Hallmark Channel veteran Kirsten Hansen.

In true rom-com fashion, it’s clear throughout that Maddie is supposed to end up with James. As she and James get to know each other, riding his snazzy red Triumph convertible with The Corrs' “Breathless” in background, Maddie eventually realizes of her future with Paul that, “I’m not sure this is supposed to be my life.” Will she finally speak up?

“Maddie’s [one of the only] characters that I’ve played [who’s] a woman on her own making her way in the world,” Lohan, who was raised in Cold Spring Harbor and Merrick, told Tudum. “We shaped her in a way that she was a bit more insecure in the beginning, and then she grows throughout the movie, and by the end, she really comes into her own.”

Lohan’s younger brother, model Dakota Lohan, also appears in the movie, which was filmed in Wicklow, on Ireland’s eastern coast. Noting their Irish and Italian family heritage, Lohan said, “Ireland’s so beautiful. I’d never been, [but] my grandfather’s from there. We stayed in this little town called Dalkey. The people are so nice, and the Guinness pies were amazing.”

Directed by Janeen Damian, who had helmed Lohan’s 2022 comeback film, Netflix's “Falling for Christmas,” this is the first of two subsequent Lohan films for which Netflix contracted in March 2022. The second, “Our Little Secret,” a romantic comedy about two resentful exes forced to spend Christmas under the same roof after discovering that their current partners are siblings, began production last month.

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