"Inferno" Producers Deny They're Fuming Over LiLo's Relapse - NBC4 Washington

"Inferno" Producers Deny They're Fuming Over LiLo's Relapse

But they admit filming schedule could be derailed



    Arriving ten minutes late at the Beverly Hills courthouse Tuesday morning to an army of media cameras, Lohan said nothing as she quickly went inside to face the judge. The actress was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab for violating her probation in a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession charge. (Published Tuesday, July 20, 2010)

    The movie producers trying to bring us the Linda Lovelace life story deny they are ticked off at Lindsay Lohan, whose failed drug test could throw a monkey wrench into filming.

    An earlier report had producers "beyond irritated" at LiLo, who could end up back behind bars after her recent relapse, which she tweeted about. But now, the people risking their own money to make the movie happen are insisting they are concerned, not $%&* off.

    "The only producers in question would be Jordan Gertner or myself, and we are not expressing irritation, nor ' beyond irritated' to anyone – that is not to say we would not be upset over a breach of the court by Lindsay that has affected her personally, or the potential production schedule or location of the production significantly," producer Chris Hanleytold People magazine.

    Lohan admitted flunking the court-ordered drug test in a series of messages on her Twitter account late Friday.

    "Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result.

    "Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps forward every day. I am testing every single day and doing what I must do to prevent any mishaps in the future.

    "This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I'm prepared to face the consequences.
    I am so thankful for the support of my fans, loved ones and immediate family, who understand that I am trying hard, but also that I am a work in progress, just as anyone else. I am keeping my faith, and I am hopeful....Thank you all!!!"

    Matthew Wilder, who is set to direct the flick, said filming is still scheduled to begin Nov. 15, though he understands Judge Elden Fox will have the last say on whether Lohan is free to go to work.

    "Did this throw us for a U-turn? Sure," Wilder said. "[But] This is not something to be pissed about. If someone fails a drug test but says I am trying hard and struggling, it's hard for me to be angry."

    The 24-year-old “Mean Girls” star, who was released from rehab in August, flunked her drug test sometime last week, sources told the news outlets.

    Lohan reportedly must serve 30 days in jail for a positive drug test, according the terms of her probation. The actress served 14 days of a 90-day jail sentence over the summer for violating the terms of her probation in a 2007 DUI case. She was similarly released early from a 90-day rehab sentence after serving 23 days at UCLA Medical Center and must undergo twice weekly random drug tests.

    Selected Reading: People, Popeater, IMDb

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