Lohan axed from porn biopic, replaced with Malin Akerman

Lindsay Lohan has been replaced in the Linda Lovelace biopic in which she was slated to star- by Watchmen actress Malin Akerman.

Lohan says she decided to “focus on her recovery,” thus ending her involvement with the project, but sources say director Matthew Wilder decided to cut the troubled actress from Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story because insurance costs proved too prohibitive. Deadline Hollywood leaks:

“My understanding is that Lindsay was dropped as she’s impossible to insure and the producers loved Malin,” an insider emails.

Wilder confirmed Lohan’s removal from the project last week and called keeping her in the film “impossible,” but her rep insists that the decision was a mutual one to facilitate Lohan’s focus on her recovery. The actress remains in a court-ordered rehab program. Her recent request to return home for a visit in July was denied, and she is not expected to leave the facility until her release date of January 3rd.