Lindsay Lohan Replacing Anna Faris in Linda Lovelace Biopic
Not to be confused with another Linda Lovelace biopic announced in January, this one, titled Inferno, has been in the works for awhile now and initially had comedy actress Anna Faris attached for what could have been a huge career defining, though risky, undertaking. However, LA Times' 24 Frames is reporting that Lindsay Lohan has replaced Faris and Bill Pullman will play Hugh Hefner in the biopic focusing on Linda Lovelace that chronicles her progression from Catholic child to infamous pornstar to an anti-porn advocate. I'm not sure this is the best move for Lohan, who can't seem to find any decent work anymore.
After all of her alcohol fueled antics and recent obsession with posing for sexually provocative photography sessions, you'd think she'd want to get back on the other side of the tracks, especially since her last foray as a stripper in I Know Who Killed Me only yielded "praise" from The Razzies. However, producer Wali Razaqi is confident in her talent and claims that he isn't put off by her seemingly wild behavior:
"We've all thought that Lindsay would be a great choice for a while now, and we're all convinced that she is going to do it. I would say it's probably one of the most challenging roles any actor could play -- and not because of the sexual content, necessarily -- but more because she was so battered and beat up emotionally, that I think it's gonna take everything Lindsay has to really be able to pull it off. Not that Lindsay's life is similar in any way -- but she's been through a lot of ups and downs. A lot of times you're loved and then you're hated, and I think she can relate to those emotions and feelings. If her behavior were a serious concern, I don't think we would have been going after her the way we did."
Nice backtracking on Razaqi's part to make sure you're not saying Lohan would be great as Lovelace because of their similar emotional battles. After all, there are probably quite a few differences between the abusive lifestyle Lovelace led, both physically and emotionally after gaining infamy by starring in what might be the most well-known porno in the world: Deep Throat, as opposed to Lohan who has simply been dealing with plenty of publicized family issues, not to mention coming to terms with the tempting gluttonous lifestyle that comes with being a young starlet.
Of course, this news isn't official because it comes only from this producer, and the way he talks, it doesn't sound like it's a done deal. There's a chance this could be a chance for Lohan to get her career back, but if she really wants it, she has to find something soon. Anybody want Lindsay Lohan back in movies?