To say that Lindsay Lohan's career is going through a rocky patch lately would be a bit of an understatement... it really is at rock bottom.
We all know that the young actress has had issues in her private life and they have spilled over into her professional life and she has made no secret in the fact that she has struggled to find work.
Lohan hasn't made a big screen appearance since the universally trashed I Know Who Killed Me back in 2007, a role which won her a Razzie.
She has however made a couple of ventures into television with the likes of Ugly Betty and film Labour Pains in an attempt to rebuild her career.
The actress turned down a role in this summer's comedy hit The Hangover and missed out on the chance to appear in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland when the role went to newcomer Mia Wasikowska
But it looks like their could be a light at the end of the tunnel and in comes in the form of Robert Rodriguez who has just cast her in his new movie Machete.
The movie is a spin off of his 2007 movie Grindhouse, which he worked on with Quentin Tarantino in the double feature that included Planet Terror and Death Proof.
Starring Danny Trejo, in his first lead role, Machete was originally going to be released as an extra to the Planet Terror DVD but it now getting it's own theatrical release.
This is a young actress who was one of the most popular teen stars in the early part of her career with movies such as Mean Girls and Freaky Friday under her belt.
And in the blink of an eye she has thrown both her movie and music career away so while she struggles to find work directors and studios are quite within their right to avoid an actress that is not reliable.
Lohan has succumbed to the 'Hollywood' lifestyle and she is now better known for what she gets up to in the papers than what she does on the big screen, how can any self-respecting filmmaker take her seriously after that?
Despite landing a role in Machete, she also has other movies such as Dare to Love Me in the pipeline surely she as done so much damage to her career and her image that it cannot be fixed.
But the big question is should she be given another chance?
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw