updated 11/21/2010 AT 4:35 AM ET
•originally published 11/21/2010 AT 11:30 AM ET
Here’s a lesson Lindsay Lohan is learning the hard way: even your biggest fans won’t wait around forever.
The makers of Inferno, who had stood by the troubled 24-year-old actress through her legal struggles and rehab, finally had to part ways with her as the filming date neared.
“Lindsay had scheduling issues due to legal obligations and is continuing to focus on getting better in rehabilitation in Palm Springs, and she really had to focus on that in our opinion – and hers,” says the film’s producer, Chris Hanley. “For herself and her career in general it was really her decision to just focus on getting better psychologically.”