Lindsay Loses Lovelace Role: Troubled star fired; replaced by Malin Akerman

23 Nov

After a long and completely obnoxious year in and out of jail/rehab (take your pick), director Matthew Wilder has finally made a move in Hollywood that makes sense: he fired Lindsay Lohan from his much stalled Linda Lovelace biopic, Inferno. After standing by his girl over the summer saying he’d wait out the delays while she cleaned up her act, Wilder finally announced that Lohan was gone, telling E! News:

“We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support…Ultimately, the impossibility of insuring her—and some other issues—have made it impossible for us to go forward.”

Lindsay’s loss is officially Malin Akerman’s gain, as Monday it was announced that the Watchmen star would be taking on the role of 70’s porn actress Lovelace, who most famously starred in Deep Throat, the most popular adult film title ever, and arguably one of the highest grossing films of all time.

This news is probably the best case scenario for everyone involved, including us, the viewers. Wilder has got his film back on track, and despite losing a big name star, has gotten every bit of press out of having Lohan attached to the movie, without having the actress actually star in the film, which could be a good thing. Already having to wait out her ridiculous and completely unnecessary ordeal, there’s no telling what would’ve happened if filming ever did start with the notoriously unreliable Lindsay; a relapse, arriving late to the set, who knows? Plus, we’ve never even been that impressed with Lohan’s acting abilities to begin with. Aside from Mean Girls, she hasn’t headlined a movie that’s been worth anything, and reading her resume begs the question, “What’s the big deal with Lindsay Lohan, anyway?” Akerman, a rising star in Hollywood, is beautiful, responsible, and has a reputable career building, so we’re glad that things have taken a turn for the better involving this project. The only question remains, will this biopic focus an artistic and moral eye on the adult film industry, much like P.T. Anderson did with Boogie Nights, or is this just going to be an excuse to exploit a hot young actress.

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