London (ANI): Lindsay Lohan"s role as porn star Linda Lovelace in
'Inferno" has been axed – she will be replaced by Couples Retreat
actress Malin Akerman. Director Matthew Wilder"s announcement came
just three months after he promised to stand by Lohan and rubbished
reports she was being replaced, reports the Daily Mail.
“Even if Angelina Jolie wanted the role we would be sticking
with Lindsay Lohan," Wilder had said. Lohan's camp is now claiming
she wasn't fired, insisting she chose to pull out of the film of
her own accord. But the director has something entirely different
“We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan. We have stuck
by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and
support," Wilder said. “Ultimately the impossibility of insuring
her - and some other issues - have made it impossible for us to go
forward," he added.
Lohan"s spokesperson said, “Lindsay is dedicated to her recovery
and together they decided to move forward without her." The Mean
Girls star has been in court ordered rehabilitation for cocaine
addition, at the Betty Ford Centre in Rancho Mirage, California
since October 22.
After failing a drug test Lohan narrowly escaped jail time for a
probation violation stemming from her 2007 DUI arrest. She has been
ordered to stay in rehab until January 3.