Lohan replaced by Akerman in porn-star biopic

Lindsay Lohan is Linda Lovelace no more. According to Deadline, Lohan has been replaced by Malin Akerman (Watchmen) in the upcoming biopic Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story. Akerman will now portray the legendary porn star who appeared in the industry-changing adult film Deep Throat.

Lohan had posed as Lovelace for promotional pictures back in August. Rather ironically, Lohan’s recent spate of wayward behaviour (something that could conceivably be considered “research” for the role) is what has cost her the challenging lead. After continued parole violation and other anti-social behavioural problems over the last year, Lohan has apparently become almost impossible to insure and therefore too much of a risk for Inferno’s fllmmakers; writer/director Matthew Wilder and producers Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner.

The film is based on Lovelace’s own novel Ordeal: An Autobiography. Some years now since Brian Grazer’s 2005 documentary on the subject; Inside Deep Throat – which received an NC-17 rating in the US and an R 18+ rating here in Aus – it’s just possible that the producers were hoping Akerman would be the safer choice when it came down to the film’s rating and distribution. Let’s be honest, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen Lohan doing anything PG!

No release dates yet, Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story is set to begin filming in early 2011.

Discuss: Do you think Malin Akerman has what it takes to play infamous porn star Lovelace?

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