Lindsay Lohan's representative has dismissed reports she was dropped from her role in an upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic, insisting the decision for the actress to leave the project was "mutual".
Director Matthew Wilder hired the Mean Girls star to play the troubled porn legend in Inferno earlier this year (10), but production was pushed back when Lohan was jailed for breaching her probation over the summer (10).
Shooting was scheduled to begin this month (Nov10) but filming on the movie stalled again when Lohan was ordered to continue receiving treatment at California's Betty Ford Clinic until January (11).
Wilder had promised to support his leading star as she conquered her demons, but he has now dropped Lohan from the project.
He tells E! News, "We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan. We are currently in negotiations (with another actress) and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard.
"We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support. Ultimately, the impossibility of insuring her - and some other issues - have made it impossible for us to go forward."
But Lohan's spokesperson has brushed off claims the actress was fired from the movie, insisting the decision was "mutual" so she could continue her treatment.
The rep says, "Lindsay is dedicated to her recovery and together they decided to move forward without her. (It was) mutual."
Malin Akerman has been tipped to replace Lohan.