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Lindsay Lohan playing Linda Lovelace seemed too perfect, but it wasn’t meant to be. The producers of Inferno are going in a new, less-troubled direction.

“We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan,” director Matthew Wilder said.

While it may seem a harsh rebuke of Lohan, who is currently in rehab at the Betty Ford Center, the director says it’s not personal, it’s just business.

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EXTINGUISHED: Guess they’re gonna need a new poster.

“We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support,” said Wilder, who hinted last week that Lindsay might lose the role.

“Ultimately, the impossibility of insuring her – and some other issues – made it impossible for us to go forward.” Yep, an indefinite stay in rehab will do that.

An announcement on her replacement is imminent. “We are in negotiations [with another star] and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard.”

Who do you think it is? Can anyone replace Lindsay?