Just a few days after the news came in that Lindsay Lohan was dropping out of Matthew Wilder’s “Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story,” Malin Akerman was announced to take her place on director’s own Facebook page.
Wilder is directing the drama based on his own screenplay adapted from “Ordeal: An Autobiography” by Lovelace and Mike McGrady. While the idea of a pornstar biopic strikes many as controversial, the story apparently explores the psychology of the character and the abuse she submitted to, and may well turn out deeper than it sounds.
While the project newcomer, Akerman is not likely to draw as many viewers to theaters as Lohan would have, she certainly shows promise as actress. She’s best known for appearing in comedies such as “27 Dresses,” “The Proposal” and “The Watchmen,” as well as recently starring in indie flicks including “The Romantics” and Josh Radnor’s acclaimed directorial debut “Happythankyoumoreplease.”
Muse Productions’ Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner will produce the biopic, which is set to start filming in February.