According to Variety, Matthew Wilder will direct from his own screenplay, based on 1980's "Ordeal: An Autobiography" by Linda Lovelace and Mike McGrady. Linda Lovelace became world famous in 1972, due to the massive success of Deep Throat, but renounced her pornography career in "Ordeal" and alleged that it had been forced upon by her sadistic husband.
Linda Lovelace subsequently became allied with anti-pornography feminists. She died in 2002 following a traffic accident.
Lindsay Lohan's involvement with Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story was announced earlier this year and she traveled to Cannes to help sell the film but Matthew Wilder indicated that the impossibility of insuring her required him to seek another actress. Lindsay Lohan was ordered last month by a judge to remain at a rehabilitation facility until at least Jan. 3.
Principal photography will begin in February.