At one time, Lindsay Lohan was going to be a star. Her early career was filled with promise, but then a series of personal problems (too numerous to recount here) knocked her off course and the actress with the once bright future is now struggling to find work. Things may be turning around for Lohan, though, as E! Online's Marc Malkin is reporting that she has landed a role in the upcoming Inferno.

This news couldn't come at a better time for Lohan, who's become more infamous for her gossip column exploits, family and legal drama than she is for actually working these days. Lohan was fired from the forthcoming The Other Side just last week because she wasn't "bankable enough" to attract financing to the project.

Inferno will find Lohan playing Linda Lovelace, the real-life star of cult porn film Deep Throat according to her friend, photographer Tyler Shields. Lovelace went from a porn star to anti-porn crusader later in life, before dying of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in 2003.