Lindsay Lohan's Problems Heat Up: Actress Dropped from 'Inferno'

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UPDATE: Director Matthew Wilder tells E! Online that they are no longer going to be working with Lindsay Lohan on the Linda Lovelace biopic, "Inferno."

"We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan," he tells them. "Ultimately, the impossibility of insuring her -- and some other issues -- have made it impossible to go forward... 

"We are currently in negotiations [with another actress] and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard."

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Lindsay Lohan's most recent drug problems may stand in the way of some much-needed career rehabilitation (if that's what you can call playing a porn star.)

For months, the actress has staked her career resurgence on a role in 'Inferno,' a biopic about the adult film sensation Linda Lovelace — and with good reason.

The director, Matthew Wilder, was one of the few men in Lohan's life who seemed to always stand by her.

Back in July, shortly after the starlet was sentenced to jail following a 2007 DUI bust, he said he was "not moving on, not re-casting, not under any circumstances." He promised, "We’re fully committed to Lindsay... she's a good actress. We'll wait."

But when Lohan failed a drug test in September, Wilder changed his tune, and admitted that he's considering other actresses who "really want the part, too." (No word on who these undoubtedly A-list talents are.)

"We have been through a lot with this project," Wilder stated. "Although [Lohan] is still our number one choice, we do have a plan B if she cannot film 'Inferno,'" AV Club recounts.

Lohan will be in court-ordered rehab at least until Jan. 3, pending no more, umm, slip-ups.

Only time will tell if she has what it takes to take on Lovelace.

(Originally published on Nov. 18, 2010, at 11:13 a.m. ET)