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Linda Lovelace biopic Inferno ditches Lindsay Lohan for Malin Akerman


Realizing that cocaine receptacle and bad publicity magnet Lindsey Lohan (MACHETE) would likely not be the most reliable person to take on the role of 70s porn icon and DEEP THROAT star Linda Lovelace, the makers of INFERNO: A LINDA LOVELACE STORY have instead decided to replace her with the more stable Malin Akerman (WANDERLUST).

INFERNO writer-director Matthew Wilder made the announcement yesterday via Facebook. Deadline adds that the reason for Lohan's departure was due to the fact that "she's impossible to insure and the producers loved Malin."

Wilder's 2008 Black List script is an adaptation of Ordeal: An Autobiography written by Lovelace and Mike McGrady, which delves into the psychology of the character and the abuse she exposed herself to. Here's the book's description (via Amazon):

Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would change her life. Less than two years later, the girl who wouldn’t let her high school dates get past first base was catapulted to fame she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams—or worst nightmares. Linda Boreman of Yonkers, New York, had become Linda Lovelace, international adult film superstar. The unprecedented success of Deep Throat made porn popular with the mainstream and made Lovelace a household name. But nobody, from the A-list celebrities who touted the movie to the audiences that lined up to see it, knew the truth about what went on behind the scenes.

Enslaved by the man who would eventually force her into marriage so that he could control her completely, Linda was beaten savagely with regularity, hypnotized, and raped. She was threatened with disfigurement and death. She was terrorized into prostitution at gun and knifepoint. She was forced to perform unspeakable perversions on film. She made Deep Throat under unimaginable duress.

Years later, Linda would come out of hiding to relate her side of the story—a modern horror tale of humiliation, betrayal, and violence that would rock the porn industry and put its teller in fear for her life...


INFERNO: A LINDA LOVELACE STORY begins principal photography in February.
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