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Malin Akerman Replaces Lindsay Lohan in Inferno

Source: Deadline , E! Online
November 21, 2010

Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat, Watchmen) is replacing Lindsay Lohan in Inferno, the story of 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace. Matthew Wilder wrote the script and will direct.

Inferno is based on the novel "Ordeal: An Autobiography by Linda Lovelace with Mike McGrady," which is described as follows:

Good Girl. Obedient Wife.

Porn Slave.

Deep Throat Was Only The Beginning…

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...


Wilder told E! Online earlier today that the production was moving on without Lohan (pictured right as Lovelace). "We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan," he said, "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."

Lohan is currently residing at the alcohol treatment facility Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. She must remain in rehab until January 3.

Akerman has HappyThankYouMorePlease, Wanderlust and The Bang Bang Club coming out in 2011.





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