On Tuesday, 11.16 Radar Online quoted Inferno director Matthew Wilder as saying he’s basically ready to pull the plug on Lindsay Lohan portraying Linda Lovelace. “Although [Lindsay] is still our number one choice, we do have a Plan B if she cannot film Inferno,” he said, alluding to possible longer-than-anticipated court-ordered rehab requirements. “[Because] we have had a great response from other people who really want the part too.”
In other words, Wilder has probably chosen Lohan’s replacement.
So that’s it — Lohan will have to rejuvenate her acting career in some slightly less humiliating way. As A.V. Club’s Sean O’Neal noted yesterday, “The news probably will come as some relief to Lohan once she sobers up and realizes that her life was once in such disarray, she was considering smearing semen on her face and fucking a dog as a way of relaunching her acting career.” Consider some of the lines that Lohan would have said if she’d actually played the part.
Last July Wilder promised he would delay production until Lohan’s release, issuing the following statement: “This is a sad chapter in the ongoing tragicomic circus between the tabloid media and the ‘justice’ system. An outrageously outsized sentence garners attention for all the players involved, but brings only sadness to the poor soul who has to serve it. I am 100% behind Lindsay and can say the same for everyone involved in the production of Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story. Indeed, we are proud to have this remarkable artist work on our film.
“And as for the haters relishing this moment, I can only quote Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ: ‘And those who are laughing now…will be crying after.'”