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Lindsay Lohan Fired from "Inferno," Malin Akerman Named Her Replacement

Malin Akerman and Lindsay Lohan (Getty Images)
Malin Akerman and Lindsay Lohan
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NEW YORK (CBS) Lindsay Lohan has lost the lead role in the Linda Lovelace biopic "Inferno."

The film's director Matthew Wilder, who in the summer said he had no intentions to replace the 24-year-old embattled star, announced that he has brought on someone else to play the adult film icon.

PICTURES: Lohan as Linda Lovelace
PICTURES: Lindsay Lohan
PICTURES: Malin Akerman

"We are casting Malin Akerman for the role of Linda Lovelace," Wilder said to E! News. "We are currently in negotiations and working out the legalities of bringing her on board."

On Saturday, Wilder revealed his plans to part ways with Lohan, who is currently in rehab until Jan. 3 at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He said the decision to replace the "Mean Girls" star was the result of "the impossibility of insuring" Lohan and "some other issues."

Now with Ackerman on board, Wilder said the film will get back in track with plans to begin shooting in the first quarter of 2011.