'Inferno' director glad not to have to 'deal with the Lindsay Lohan situation'

Nov. 30, 2010 at 4:09 PM ET

"Inferno" director Matthew Wilder had been quite patient with Lindsay Lohan, the onetime star of the Linda Lovelace biopic, keeping her onboard until he was forced to replace her with Malin Akerman. "I feel like 16 tons of weight are off my mind not having to deal with the Lindsay Lohan situation," Wilder told Radar Online.

Wilder is pleased with how the replacement is working out. "I love working with [Akerman]. She is sensitive and hard working and I think it's a great decision for our project," Wilder told Radar. He also wishes Lohan the best, saying, "We have not heard anything from Lindsay and her camp recently, but we wish her and them well. I think she has great talent and if she respects those gifts then she will go on to show people what she is capable of doing."