Lindsay Lohan has been dropped from the Linda Lovelace biopic Inferno and Malin Akerman has stepped into the role, according to Hitflix.com.

The director of the film, Matthew Wilder, had stuck with the Mean Girls actress through reports of her wild partying and drug abuse. He even presold the picture at the 2010 Cannes Film Market to raise funding for the movie.

Lindsay's extended drug rehabilitation stay and uncertain future plans have now forced the director to drop her and replace her with Akerman. The 32-year-old Malin is best known for her roles in Couples Retreat, 27 Dresses and Watchmen.

Linda Lovelace became infamous for her role in Deep Throat, a porn movie, which she later claimed she was forced to do by her husband. The film's screenplay is based on her book, Ordeal: An Autobiography, in which she made some startling revelations. She was an anti-pornographic activist in her later life and died in a car accident at the age of 53 in 2002. Follow