May 30, 2007 07:00 PM

The producers of Lindsay Lohan‘s next film, Poor Things, plan to keep her on the cast and will juggle the shooting schedule to accommodate her rehabilitation stint, they told PEOPLE on Wednesday.

“We have been asked by Lindsay to comply with her wishes to continue working on Poor Things,” producers Rob Hickman and Shirley MacLaine, who will also star in the dark comedy, say in a statement. “We are trying to rearrange the shooting schedule to facilitate her working at the end of the shoot to coincide with the completion of her rehabilitation. We wish her love and the blending of mind, body and spirit.”

Filming was scheduled to begin Thursday in Los Angeles. The film is based on the true story of two women who murder homeless men and then cash in on their life insurance policies.

The statement from the Poor Things producers offered the first assurance that Lohan’s career will remain on track despite her problems on and off movie sets.

Lohan admitted herself on Memorial Day to what her rep called “an intensive medical rehabilitation facility” after she was cited for DUI.

The producer of Lohan’s current movie, Georgia Rule, had famously scolded her in a letter for missing work last summer. The film’s director, Garry Marshall, later said he was the one who requested the reprimand.

This will be Lohan’s second entry into rehab this year. Her first stay at the Wonderland Center in West Hollywood, started on Jan. 17 and continued for a month. But she left during that time to continue filming I Know Who Killed Me, which is due out July 27.

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