Despite previous assurances that the movie production was ready and waiting for Lindsay Lohan, Inferno director Matthew Wilder exclusively told E! News that his Linda Lovelace biopic is moving on without Lindsey. Read more after the jump…
“We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan,” Wilder says. “We are currently in negotiations [with another actress] and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard.”
In fact, E! News will exclusively announce Monday which “amazing actress” is replacing Lohan as Lovelace. So what finally prompted Wilder, who sang Lohan’s praises as an actress and as a promoter when she was in Cannes to help sell the film (which ultimately landed her in hot water), to give up on the 24-year-old actress?
“We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support,” Wilder says. “Ultimately, the impossibility of insuring herâ€”and some other issuesâ€”have made it impossible for us to go forward.”
Lohan made a brief stop at her West Hollywood condo last weekend, but is currently residing at sober living facility affiliated with the Betty Ford Center out in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She must remain in rehab until at least Jan. 3, per the terms of her probation.
Her rep told E!, “Lindsay is dedicated to her recovery and together they decided to move forward without her.”