It has been announced that Malin Åkerman will replace Lindsay Lohan in the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic, Inferno.
We told you back in May that Lohan had been cast as infamous porn actress Lovelace, in a biopic based on Lovelace’s autobiography, Ordeal.
Lovelace was famed for her performance in the ground-breaking 1972 pornographic film, Deep Throat, but went on to become an anti-pornography activist, before being dying as the result of car accident in 2002.
Writer and director Matthew Wilder originally cast Lohan in the lead role, and stated that he was not planning to replace her as her ongoing battle with addiction began to interfere with her work schedule. However, Wilder has since announced that Lohan is no longer involved with the production, as it was impossible to insure her.
He also announced that rising star Åkerman would replace her in the role. Åkerman has previously starred in both Watchmen and The Proposal, but with Inferno‘s script having made it on to the 2008 Black List (the most liked, but still unproduced screen plays in Hollywood), this starring role could be her big break in the film industry.
Filming is due to kick off in February, we’ll keep you posted!