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Inferno Director Pleased to Be Free of the Lindsay Lohan Situation

“I feel like 16 tons of weight are off my mind not having to deal with the situation,” director Matthew Wilder said of his recent decision to replace the actress in the biopic Inferno.

Lohan was set to play porn star Linda Lovelace, but was replaced following her extended stay at the Betty Ford Center. Malin Akerman will play the role instead, and Wilder is pleased with the call.

“I love working with her,” he said of Akerman. “She is sensitive and hard-working and I think it’s a great decision for our project.”

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No Lovelace Movie for Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan Inferno Posters

UPDATE: It's being reported that Malin Ackerman (Watchmen) has been given the role.

Despite claims that they would wait for their lead actress, the creators behind Inferno will now be recasting their film.

The biopic about adult film star Linda Lovelace was to have starred Lindsay Lohan. The producers felt so strongly about their casting choice, they even delayed production to accommodate her jail/rehab stints. Now, they’ve decided to move on altogether.

"We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan," director Matthew Wilder said. "We are currently in negotiations [with another actress] and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard."

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Lindsay Lohan: Still Starring in Inferno

Lindsay Lohan - InfernoDespite rumors to the contrary, will still play the title role in the film Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.

Producer Chris Handley re-confirmed the casting decision after , Lindsay’s mom, called him personally. She was concerned about the media gossip that Linds has been replaced on the project by Sarah Scott.

Here’s the statement:

“The producers and director of , the story of Linda Lovelace, have been aware of certain media articles indicating there had been some alternative actors considered for the Lovelace role other than Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay’s mother Dina Lohan called the director yesterday concerned that there was some truth to the statements. These stories are completely unfounded and untrue: the producers have been, and continue to be committed to Lindsay in this lead role and are confident that there is no actress that can achieve the dramatic level we require of this role other than Lindsay.”

This, of course, raises an important question: who the &$%# is Linda Lovelace? Lovelace was a former pornographic film star who’s biggest claim to fame stems from her role in the porn classic Deep Throat. Later, she became a big advocate in the anti-pornography movement.

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Getting Into Character: Lindsay Lohan Acts Like a Porn Star

Lindsay Lohan as Linda Lovelace

Despite her blatant lying about partying in Cannes, a few new photos (check out another one after the jump) from Lindsay Lohan’s photographer friend Tyler Shields says that the actress just may be serious about portraying 1970’s porn star Linda Lovelace of Deep Throat fame.

Shields posted a few photos that he, Lohan, and director Matthew Wilder collaborated on, in an effort to hype up Inferno.

Flashback to the seventies! Do you think that Lohan can kick the booze, hone her acting skills, and pull this off?

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Lindsay Lohan Lands Porn Star Role

Lindsay Lohan and Linda Lovelace

UPDATE: Fox411.com is now reporting that Lohan has some “reservations” and has not yet officially signed on.

‘s come a long way since her years as a Disney star. It’s just been confirmed that the troubled actress will play Linda Lovelace in the independent movie Inferno.

Lovelace, real name Linda Susan Boreman, was a porn star best known for her work in 1972’s Deep Throat.

“We’ve all thought that Lindsay would be a great choice for a while now, and we’re all convinced that she is going to do it,” producer Wali Razaqi said. “For at least a year, the director Matthew Wilder and I have gone back and forth imagining how awesome of a performance she could give if she was in the movie.”

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