No, producers of the GreeneStreet Films production aren't implying the "Herbie: Fully Loaded" star and the "Fantastic Four" thespian are interchangeable. Alba doesn't appear to be taking Lohan's place in the movie.
Written by Melisa Wallack, who will direct along with Bernie Goldmann, the film focuses on a disgruntled man (Aaron Eckhardt), who finds his wife (Elizabeth Banks) in bed with another man. As so often happens in the movies, he uses this as impetus to rebuild his life, with the help of a sexy saleswoman (Alba) and an unruly teen he mentors.
The industry trades report that Timothy Olyphant ("Deadwood") and Logan Lerman ("Hoot") will also co-star.
Lohan had been set to play the aforementioned unruly teen, but recently bailed. While Variety cites "scheduling conflicts," the occasionally reliable Internet has been all abuzz with other rumors.
Alba, currently gearing up for the "Fantastic Four" sequel, will next be seen in "Awake" from Weinstein Co.