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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 06: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE ON THE SUBJECT'S FINGERNAIL) Actress Lindsay Lohan attends a probation revocation hearing at the Beverly Hills Courthouse on July 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Lindsay Lohan was found in violation of her probation for the August 2007 no-contest plea to drug and alcohol charges stemming from two separate traffic accidents, she is scheduled to surrender on July 20, 2010 to serve her 90 day jail sentence. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
In any good jail drama, there's always someone waiting on the other side. In Lindsay Lohan's case, it's the director of her pornstar biopic who is going to wait it out while she does her time.
While Lohan might be heading to jail, the brains behind the independently financed "Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story" say they'll be waiting for the troubled star -- even if it means a production delay into 2011 and beyond, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Lohan's sentencing to 90 days in jail and a subsequent 90 days in a drug rehab facility would normally mean big trouble for the already troubled career of the once-promising child star. But "Inferno" director Matthew Wilder communicated his willingness to stick it out for Lohan to the Times through an email.
"Not moving on, not re-casting, not under any circumstances," Wilder said, adding that the production is "fully financed, prepared to go" but was nonetheless "fully committed to Lindsay."
It's not to say that Lohan's career has not suffered due to her erratic behavior in the past years. It has suffered tremendously and possibly past the point of a true return. But Wilder's position shows that even as she has fallen far, Lohan's recent developments have not pushed her any lower. If there is a rock bottom on her career, she hasn't reached it yet.
And who knows what would happen if Lohan ever truly started to effectively deal with the issues which have brought her ruling Hollywood after "Mean Girls" to actually considering taking on "Celebrity Apprentice"?
Lohan was also slated to appear in "The Dry Gulch Kid," an adventure comedy with country star Willie Nelson that would be produced by his company. According to the Times, producer Kerry Wallum said they too will wait.
“We have a bunch of music videos we’re doing right now, so we can just be busy until she gets out,” he said. “We hadn’t really negotiated the full deal yet, but we’ll see how it works. She’s a good actress. We’ll wait.”