Still, the actress hasn't headlined a movie in more than three years.
She was back in rehab when "Machete," her most recent film, was released. She played a pistol-packing nun.
Her legal troubles and addiction problems cost her a part playing the real-life story of porn star Linda Lovelace.
Howard Bragman of 15 Minutes PR said Lohan shouldn't rush to headline a film.
"If she's smart, she won't be expected to carry a project," he said. "She'll get a juicy role in a smaller movie, one that will showcase her talents because she's got the chops."
Lohan can rebuild her career by staying quiet and taking smaller roles, Bragman said.
"A lot of what she has to do is very counterintuitive," he said. "A lot of celebrities say I got where I was by being charming, by talking, by tweeting. I'd like to see her be quiet. I'd like to see her work speak for herself."
Bragman said the comeback of Britney Spears should be a model for Lohan. Spears took bit parts on sitcoms and focused on her music in the wake of her breakdown.
"All we've hear about Britney is her work, her concerts and her music and that's what we'd like to hear about Lindsay," Bragman said.
Despite struggles with addiction, Lohan has remarkable talent, Bragman said.
"This girl is only 24, that's what's so sad about this," Bragman said. "The Hollywood community really wants this kid to get back on her feet."
For now, Lohan will have to submit to random drug tests as a condition of her release. She also needs to satisfy a criminal judge that she has been in compliance with her probation terms during her three-month stint at the Betty Ford Center.
ABC News' Sheila Marikar and the Associated Press contributed to this report.