On Tuesday (06Jul10), the actress was sentenced to serve 90 days behind bars for violating the terms of her probation on a 2007 DUI arrest - but the jail stint in Los Angeles won't cost her a leading role in hitmaker-turned-director Matthew Wilder's Linda Lovelace biopic Inferno.
Producer Chris Hanley tells People.com, "We just feel that she is the best person for the part. We are waiting for her no matter what."
Lindsay Lohan's sentencing to 90 days in jail will not have an adverse effect on her role as Linda Lovelace, the filmmakers behind the independently financed porn-star biopic told The Los Angeles Times -- even if it means delaying production into 2011 and beyond.
"Not moving on, not re-casting, not under any circumstances," director Matthew Wilder said of Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.
Wilder added that the production is "fully financed, prepared to go." He said the production is "fully committed to Lindsay," which means waiting for her to emerge from her court-mandated period behind bars and in treatment.
In part, the financing may be dependent on Lohan. At Cannes, Wilder said the actress had meetings with foreign sales executives and others "who, after having met her, put up money" for the film.
Lohan was also slated to appear in The Dry Gulch Kid, an adventure comedy, and producer Kerry Wallum on Tuesday told the LAT, "We have a bunch of music videos we're doing right now, so we can just be busy until she gets out," adding, "We hadn't really negotiated the full deal yet, but we’ll see how it works. She's a good actress. We'll wait."
Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in prison on Tuesday (06Jul10) after violating her probation relating to a string of drink-driving offences by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes.
She is due to surrender to court on 20 July (10) and will follow up her time behind bars with a further 90 days in rehab.
Filmmaker Matthew Wilder will have to delay production on Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story as a result of Lohan's punishment, but he's standing by the troubled star.
He tells the Associated Press, "(The crew is) 100 per cent behind Lindsay. We are proud to have this remarkable artist work on our film."
Lohan's jail time will also keep her from promoting Robert Rodriguez's action movie Machete, which is due for release in September (10).
The former child star is due to begin filming the biopic, which tells the story of the infamous Deep Throat star's rise to fame, later this year (10) with director Matthew Wilder.
The part has already outraged her father Michael, who has claimed the raunchy role will end his daughter's acting career for good - but Lohan is adamant the movie is not what most people are expecting.
She tells Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, "The way that Matthew (Wilder) wants to shoot it is not vulgar. It's not about the raw sex and the shots of her fully nude. It's more about getting into her psyche and seeing how scared she was. That's what I want to show most in the film.
"People are going to say: 'Oh, Lindsay Lohan is doing a porno.' But it's not like that. I've never played someone's true-life story before. A lot of the other movies I did were just brainless for me. So it's nice to play something where I'm able to experience all these different emotions."
The Mean Girls actress will be back on the big screen next year (11) playing the controversial adult sex star in Inferno.
The movie's director, Wilder, insists that despite her party girl reputation, Lohan is a "thoughtful" actress who shines in her portrayal of troubled star Lovelace - because the two have much in common.
He tells E! Online, "Both of them grew up in this case where there was kind of this whole industry built around them. It's built around destroying (Lohan). The real person is very thoughtful and cares about acting and has a lot of heart. Not this kind of screwball that's depicted everyday in the press.
"(Fans are) not going to see this whacked-out person... They're going to see the artist coming out. I feel like when this actually comes out and when you see what the movie is and what she's doing, it's going to be so unexpected that it's going to actually kind of blow people's minds."
The snapper, who recently sparked controversy when he released shots of a scantily-clad Lohan from his new book The Dirty Side of Glamor, claims he has been asked to work on the movie - alongside his muse.
The news comes just weeks after Lovelace director Rob Epstein insisted Lohan was not a part of his biopic about the infamous Deep Throat star.
But Shields insists Lohan's film will be a rival project, called Inferno.
Details about the movie, directed by Matthew Wilder, will reportedly be released at the Cannes Film Festival in France later this month (May10).
Shields tells Eonline.com, "He (Wilder) contacted me and asked me if I would do the promos for the movie."
The son of director W. Lee Wilder and nephew of Oscar-winning writer/director Billy Wilder passed away in Temecula, California on 20 April (10) after a battle with digestive disease diverticulitis.
Wilder began his career by developing, writing and producing 1956 series The Adventures of Marco Polo, and went on to receive two Emmy nominations for his work on 1960s show McHale's Navy.
His other writing credits include U.S. TV classics The Dukes of Hazzard, Get Smart, The Brady Bunch, The Addams Family, Welcome Back, Kotter, and Diff'rent Strokes.
Wilder retired in 1989.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter and two grandchildren.
Oliver Hudson and his actress wife Erinn Bartlett welcomed their second child, Bodhi Hawn Hudson, last Friday (19Mar10), reports People.com.
The new addition to the family is a little brother for two-and-a-half-year-old Wilder Brooks.
The couple wed in June 2006.
The Playboy founder has been named guest curator of the retrospective series, titled Here's Looking at You, Humphrey Bogart, at the UCLA Film and Television Archive's Billy Wilder Theater.
Hefner has chosen five classic Bogart films which will be screened alongside many of the late actor's lesser known movies until 10 April (10).
The 83 year old will appear at the theatre on 25 March (10) to introduce a screening of The Maltese Falcon.
He tells the Los Angeles Times, "I am going to read the notes that I read when we run Maltese Falcon here at the (Playboy) mansion."
And he credits the legendary movie star with inspiring him to expand his Playboy empire: "I think I opened the first Playboy Club because of Casablanca. I wanted to have a place where people came to hang out as they did at Rick's. It has everything - not only Bogie's charismatic character, but lost love, redemption, patriotism, humor - it had a great musical score.
"Then at the end of the '30s and the very beginning of the '40s, Bogie created this antihero that I very much identified with."
Candy Spelling, the wife of late TV mogul Aaron Spelling, will be a key force behind the new production, which is based on Billy Wilder's 1960 film The Apartment and features music by Burt Bacharach.
And she's looking forward to branching out into an industry her famous family has yet to tackle.
She tells the Associated Press, "It's not stepping on anyone's toes. My husband didn't do it, no one's done it in our family, so this is a first. I'm really excited."
Promises, Promises was originally staged on Broadway in 1968.
The April (10) revival is set to star former Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes, while Anne Hathaway and Zooey Deschanel have both been linked to the production.