Lindsey Lohan Out as Star in Lovelace Biopic
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. --- Lindsey Lohan is learning one of Hollywood’s toughest lessons after it was announced she would longer play Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic “Inferno.”
The makers of Inferno, who had stood by the troubled 24-year-old actress through her legal struggles and rehab, finally had to let her go as the filming date neared.
Lohan's rehab stay has been extended through Jan. 3. She's now settled in a "sober living facility" affiliated with the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The filmmakers also had difficulty getting insurance for Lohan.
The film’s director Matthew Wilder said they decided to recast the movie rather than wait for Lohan to be released from a court-ordered stay in a rehabilitation center the Los Angeles Times reported.
Wilder denied a TMZ report Lohan quit the project about the late pornography star, but refused to release any details because he wanted to avoid "mudslinging."
Wilder said additional details would be released Monday about what happened between filmmakers and Lohan.
Meanwhile, It didn’t take the filmmaker long to find her replacement. Lohan is being replaced by Malin Akerman best known for her roles in “Watchmen” and “The Heartbreak Kid.”