Lindsay Lohan axed from 'Inferno'

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Set against the backdrop of the Cold War in an alternate 1985, Watchmen is the complex story of a group of half a dozen costumed vigilantes who go by names like Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) and Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman). The film opens with the murder of one of the costumed vigilantes, and someone may be trying to kill all of them. Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) is the only character with superpowers, which he got because of a nuclear accident. Adapted from the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
November 22nd, 2010

Lindsay Lohan has been axed from playing Linda Lovelace in 'Inferno'.

The 24-year-old actress - who is in court ordered rehab battling continuing drug problems until January - had hoped the sexy role in the film about the tragic 'Deep Throat' porn actress would revive her career.

However, director Matthew Wilder - who had continued to delay filming until Lindsay, 24, was better - finally decided to replace her on Saturday (20.11.10).

He said: "We stuck by her very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support.

"The impossibility of insuring her and other issues have made it impossible for us to go forward."

Lindsay's spokespeople insisted, however, she had quit voluntarily to focus on her recovery and wasn't happy with some of the scenes which she deemed too "racy".

A spokesperson for the star told E! News: "Lindsay is dedicated to her recovery and together they decided to move forward without her.

"She wanted them to tone down a lot of the racy scenes.

"It wasn't going to be good for her to play someone with substance issues when she is going through her own recovery."

Lindsay will remain at the Betty Ford Center in Los Angeles until January 3 after failing two drugs tests in September, testing positives for cocaine and amphetamines.

Former child star Lindsay has been replaced by 'Watchmen' actress Malin Akerman.

Producer Chris Hanley said: "Malin was passionate to take this challenge of the role to task and we feel she has the talent to meet that challenge."