Bryce Dallas Howard is in final negotiations to replace Lindsay Lohan in a film written by Tennessee Williams called The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond. Williams' newly discovered screenplay follows Fisher Willow (now Howard), a 1920s Memphis debutante with a tendency to shock and insult those around her. Wait, they took Lohan out of this role?
Anyway, Fisher falls in love with down-on-his-luck Jimmy (Chris Evans) and pretends he is an upper-class suitor to please her aunt (Ann-Margret, who controls the family fortune. When Fisher loses a diamond, however, it only further jeopardizes her fragile relationship with her aunt. For the other details, read more
Teardrop Diamond will begin shooting this spring with an excellent cast that will also include David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) and Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream). Lohan was originally tapped for the role back in November. Though there is no information about why the actress is being replaced, we could probably venture some guesses. Anybody?