Netflix has announced a search for a body double for actress Lindsay Lohan to work on a new movie which will begin shooting in Ireland next week - and they must be willing to have their hair dyed red.

The streaming giant will begin production on new rom-com Irish Wish on 5 September with filming to take place in Dublin, Wicklow, Westport, and Knock Airport until 14 October, according to the Western People newspaper.

The film, due for release next year, is set in contemporary Ireland with Mean Girls star Lohan in the lead role of Maddie.

"We are currently involved in a very exciting project. A rom-com called 'Irish Wish' shooting in Dublin and Wicklow," Netflix said in a statement.

"Applicants will need to be residing in Dublin and available Monday to Friday (over the filming period). Acting experience is an advantage as the role requires scenes with main cast members. Women aged 18 years plus, who are 5'4" in height who are a dress size six to eight.

"[Those interested] must be willing to have hair dyed red for the role if selected".

Netflix series is also currently filming comedy-thriller series Bodkin in Dublin, Wicklow and Cork.

The show is produced by former US president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle's company Higher Ground and is their first work on a fictional project.

The cast of Bodkin includes Young Offenders actor Chris Walley and Intermission actor David Wilmot.

Comedian Will Forte, Robyn Cara and Siobhan Cullen will also appear in the seven-episode series.