Lindsay Lohan’s producers for the upcoming film Inferno are speaking up about the film possibly getting pushed back as a result of their star failing drug tests.
Producers Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner tell People that they’re trying to stay positive about the production and Lindsay, but they are a little worried. They’re just going to have to “wait and see,” says Hanley.
"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,” Hanley says.
"We are way not happy to not be making this movie this year as planned,” adds Hanley. “And if the ability to shoot in a film incentive program state is not available due to travel limitation placed on Lindsay, that would be a concern, but that cannot be addressed until it is known."
Hanley says he’s worked with actors with substance abuse problems in the past. "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,” he says.
Inferno director Matt Wilder adds, "Did this throw us for a U-turn? Sure. But no one has conveyed any pissiness about it."
"This is not something to be pissed about," says the director. "If someone fails a drug test but says I am trying hard and struggling, it's hard for me to be angry."
There seems to be an understanding that Lohan will overcome her disease. Hanley adds, "Lindsay's talent and my first-hand knowledge of Lindsay from experience, since I have known her for some years and was with her in Cannes at the Film Festival where she was promoting Inferno, is that she can overcome her particular disease."
It’s amazing that after all of this, Lindsay still has her little cheerleaders. Sure, she’s talented, but so are thousands of other actresses in Hollywood who are willing to really work for a living. We think they’re better off just re-casting!