Matthew Wilder has hired Lohan to play troubled porn legend Linda Lovelace in upcoming biopic Inferno, but shooting was pushed back when the Mean Girls star was jailed for breaching her probation over the summer (10).
Shooting is due to begin in November (10), but the schedule may have to be changed again after Lohan recently admitted she had failed a drug test - a mistake which could see her back behind bars.
Wilder admits he was upset by the news, but he can't help but feel sorry for Lohan.
He tells People.com, "Did this throw us for a U-turn? Sure. But no one has conveyed any p**siness about it. This is not something to be p**sed about. If someone fails a drug test but says I am trying hard and struggling, it's hard for me to be angry."
The movie's producer Chris Hanley adds, "We are not expressing irritation, nor 'beyond irritated' to anyone - that is not to say we would not be upset over a breach of the court by Lindsay that has affected her personally, or the potential production schedule or location of the production significantly.
"We do believe that Lindsay's talent does weigh very heavily in this matter. Addictive personality disorder issues are pervasive in the film industry. I have worked with Robert Downey and others on movies I have made, and, frankly, talent and passion for a project matter the most to me."