You've no doubt heard Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 90 days in the slammer (and then 90 days in rehab) for violating her probation stemmed from a 2007 drunk-driving arrest. Prior to the ruling, while she was crying (she didn't Chris Brown it, either) and pleading with the judge for lenience, she mentioned that, "This is my life. It is my career. It is something I have worked for all my life." Did she blow it? Are both her life and career over? Not quite, and at the very least there will likely one day be a Tarantino in shining armor to save her from near obscurity (if not the Tarantino another director, maybe John Waters?). In the meantime, she's also not seeming to lose the few gigs she'd already lined up before heading back to court.

One of those projects is the biopic Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, in which she is still cast as the titular former porn star. According to 24 Frames, the film's director, Matthew Wilder, says he'll wait for La Lohan to finish out her punishment and will not re-cast her part, despite being fully financed and ready to begin shooting now. Some of his willingness to delay filming for the troubled former child star may be that financiers put up money because she was attached. You also have to figure that anyone who wanted to work with her before the sentencing was already okay with her reputation, work ethic and other factors that could potentially hurt the production anyway. It's hard to imagine Inferno losing any of its initial audience because of Lohan's jail time, and it's also hard to imagine Inferno keeping its initial audience with another actress in the lead.
She is also still set to be in the Willie Nelson-produced The Dry Gulch Kid, an adventure comedy co-starring Nelson, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey that was originally supposed to film back in May. Nelson's producing partner, Kerry Wallum said, "she's a good actress. We'll wait," after hearing of Lohan's sentencing, even though they never fully signed her onto the film. "We have a bunch of music videos we're doing right now, so we can just be busy until she gets out."

So there are some people she can depend on when she's out of rehab, and her career will last at least a little while longer. But the true measure of how this news will affect her life and career may be how much the audience is willing to forgive and forget while deciding whether or not to see these films of hers. I guess it mostly comes down to how good Inferno looks rather than what I might think of its star while watching it. But where do you stand on Lohan's career? Do you think she can recover from this?
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