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With Lindsay Lohan now officially booted from the Linda Lovelace biopic Inferno, director Matthew Wilder has wasted no time casting a new female lead. Watchmen’s Malin Akerman will take up the title role, a far cry from her recent turn as Vincent Vaughn’s wife in Couples Retreat. The actress is eight years Lohan’s senior, but since she looks a little young and the once curvaceous redhead looks a little old, the age gap probably won’t matter. Plus, Inferno, like most biopics, will probably span a healthy chunk of time; so, extensive use of make-up will likely be in order.
According to Deadline, Wilder’s take on Lovelace will follow the porn actress’ autobiography, likely meaning the film may sympathize more than condemn. I haven’t read Ordeal: An Autobiography, but it reportedly makes numerous claims of being forced to have sex at gun point, claims that were later refuted by numerous third party sources. The material may not be Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind-level outrageous, but her credibility is certainly a little suspect.
We're still a early in the game here to talk about what Inferno may or may not show, but it seems reasonable to assume nudity will be involved. Questions lingered on how Lindsay Lohan would handle baring it all considering a body double was used in her skinny dipping scene in Machete, but with Akerman's casting, many of those concerns will likely be put to rest. The actress appeared naked on film a lot, most recently in Watchmen, and since that was only a few years ago, it's unlikely her moral stance has changed, especially when dealing with a project so overtly sexual.
Those involved had hoped to begin filming with Lohan sometime in January, but with Akerman now on board, no officially timetable has been released.
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