If Lindsay Lohan is taking her stint in rehab seriously, then her departure from Linda Lovelace biopic “Inferno” is probably a good thing. It’s hard to see how the film, which likely will border on porn, could have helped her tattered reputation.
It would be a positive sign if she quit the film as some sources are claiming, rather than being fired. But either way it’s a picture that she doesn’t need now.
Lohan has a rare opportunity to make a break from her self-destructive past, if what she learns at the Betty Ford clinic sticks. A lot of people are pulling for her.
If her sick parents, Michael and Dina Lohan can just get some counseling now, the whole family might be able to take a step or two back from the edge of total dysfunction.
Lohan and director Matthew Wilder reportedly ended their relationship amicably, according to gossip site TMZ. The starlet reportedly wanted to keep her focus on her recovery.
Wilder previously told E! News that Lohan was “fired” because she was uninsurable.
“We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support,” Wilder said.
“Ultimately, the impossibility of insuring her-and some other issues-have made it impossible for us to go forward,” he said.
Malin Akerman reportedly is ready to step into the starring role, according to Deadline Hollywood.
Malin previously appeared in the Vince Vaughn comedy “Couples Retreat,” is co-starring with Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd in “Wanderlust,” shooting in New York, according to the Web site.
Lohan is expected to be in rehab at least until after the first of the years.
The film is expected to go into production early next year, but no decision has been made on filming.
Lohan, who is living in a halfway house, has been spotted out with friends and is looking more together than ever, and may yet live up to her potential as an actress.