It seems despite vowing to stick with Lindsay Lohan as the lead for Inferno, she has been fired and replaced with "The Proposal" actress Malin Akerman as the star of Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story. As predicted, Lohan's constant legal and personal problems have made it difficult to insure her and waiting for her to pull herself together is costing money. Lohan is denying that she was fired and insist that she quit to concentrate on her recovery.
Matthew Wilder, the director and screenwriter for the movie, has just announced the decision to move ahead with the Watchman actress (who is eight years older than Lohan) despite stating publicly that they would wait for Lohan, who will not be finished with her Betty Ford rehab stint until January.
The movie is based on "Ordeal: An Autobiography" by Lovelace and Mike McGrady. Wilder's screenplay was considered 'tawdry' and landed on the 2008 Black List, but tawdry is what Lovelace's (real name is Linda Susan Boreman) life seemed to be. The Deep Throat actress died in 2002 at the age of 53, due to a car accident in Denver, CO.
The question is whether or not the gorgeous Akerman, who we know can pull off toilet humor (Heartbreak Kid) can stretch her acting abilities, and pull off dark and seedy. Akerman is typically cast as a comedic actress, although she has just completed a slew of independent films and will appear in Wanderlust with Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd.
While her new and exciting opportunity has the potential to open even more doors for her if the movie does well, it comes at the expense of Lohan who really needs a job and can definitely pull off tawdry. Now it seems that she will have to look elsewhere for employment, which might be good for her in the long run, as she doesn't need to go from recovery to playing such a dark and demanding role. Plus, do we really need anotherÂ "I Know Who Killed Me" performance?
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