Malin Akerman Replaces Lindsay Lohan in INFERNO: A LINDA LOVELACE STORY

     November 21, 2010


Due to her ongoing legal troubles, Lindsay Lohan has been replaced by Malin Akerman (Watchmen) in Matthew Wilder’s Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.  The director broke the news on his Facebook page [via TheWrap].  Deadline adds that the problem with Lohan was that “she’s impossible to insure and the producers loved Malin.”  Lohan may have cost herself the role in mid-September when she failed a post-jail drug test.  For those who don’t know, Inferno centers on porn star Linda Lovelace.  Lovelace achieved notoriety for her performance in the successful hardcore porn film Deep Throat.  Per Wikipedia, Lovelace (real name Linda Susan Boreman) “later denounced her pornography career, claimed that she had been forced into it by her sadistic first husband, and for a while became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.”

TheWrap notes that “Akerman may not sell as many tickets as Lohan”, as if Lohan still got people to come to the theater.  The box office receipts for I Know Who Killed Me would beg to differ. Hit the jump for more on Akerman’s busy schedule.

Akerman has been making rounds on the festival circuit this year, appearing in Josh Radnor’s comedy Happythankyoumoreplease, and the dramas The Romantics and The Bang Bang Club.  She’ll next be seen in the indie crime flicks Criminal Empire for Dummys and Catch .44, as well as the David Wain comedy Wanderlust with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston.  She’s also attached to The Numbers Station with Ethan Hawke and the romantic comedy The Giant Mechanical Man with Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, and Chris Messina.


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