Watchmen's Malin Akerman will be replacing Lindsay Lohan in Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.
Lindsay Lohan's having a rough time of it. First she goes to jail, then she heads to rehab, now she's unable to be insured and can't play porn star Linda Lovelace. Lohan was to play the Deep Throat actress in Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story. HitFix is reporting that director Matthew Wilder (Your Face Here) "attached" Lohan to the project, then "presold the picture at the 2010 Cannes Film Market to raise funding." Lohan's recent shenanigans have made the film impossible to insure with her in the picture, so Malin Akerman has been called to the role.
The film is based on Lovelace's book Ordeal: An Autobiography, in which she claims her participation in the film Deep Throat was forced. Lovelace was a staunch anti-pornography activist until her death in 2002. It sounds an interesting role, but I can't help but wonder if not starring in a biopic of a porn star will be better for Lohan's career than starring in it might have been.
As for the current casting, Akerman's credits include 27 Dresses, Couple's Retreat, and The Heartbreak Kid, but most of us nerds remember her as Laurie Jupiter, the infamous Silk Spectre II in 2009's Watchmen. In that film, she was featured in the most laughable love scene I've ever had to sit through. I won't be seeing it, but Inferno should be interesting.