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

     November 21, 2010

akerman_lovelace_lohan_slice

Due to her ongoing legal troubles, Lindsay Lohan has been replaced by Malin Akerman (Watchmen) in Matthew Wilder’s Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.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.

malin_akerman_01

Around The Web

Latest News

POINT BREAK Gets Reimagined in New Featurette Celebrating The Extreme Stunts

Go behind the scenes of the impressive stuntwork with a new featurette for Warner Bros. 'Point Break' remake.

KUNG FURY: Insane 80s Throwback Action Comedy Released Online

David Sandberg's over-the-top homage features Arcade-robots, ninjas, vikings, Hitler, and The Hoff.

Will Forte Joins Key and Peele Movie KEANU; Plot Details Revealed

Key and Peele play friends who decide to pose as gangsters in order to retrieve their stolen cat.

ALOHA Review

Say ‘goodbye’ to Cameron Crowe’s latest film and possibly his career.

SAN ANDREAS Review

It’s not “The Rock vs. The Earthquake”; It’s “Dwayne Johnson and an Earthquake”, and that’s good enough despite a selfish “hero”.

Make-Up Legend Rick Baker Is Retiring; Cites Studios Wanting “Cheap and Fast” Over Quality

We've not only lost an icon, but an entire artform is in danger of becoming extinct.

Director Kyle Newman Talks BARELY LETHAL, His PG-13 Battle, Assembling the Cast, and More

Plus his thoughts on High School movies, his first cut, and doing the film independently.

Poster Roundup: ANT-MAN, LONDON HAS FALLEN and TED 2

Big bullets, big explosions and ... Ted.

FAST & FURIOUS 8: Vin Diesel Shares Promo Poster Teasing New Location

Things might be getting significantly more violent in the eighth installment of the immensely popular franchise.

Watch: THE COMEDIANS Star Josh Gad Plays “Save or Kill”

Plus he talks about his first TV crush, his hidden talents, the worst job he’s ever had, and more.

Page 1 of 3,96912345...102030...Last »