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With Demi Moore now unavailable, "Lovelace" filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jerry Friedman have told Entertainment Weekly that Sarah Jessica Parker will fill Moore's shoes as pioneering feminist attorney Gloria Steinem.
The Entertainment Weekly bulletin follows what EW.com calls Us Weekly's "erroneously reported" claim earlier Friday that "Weeds" star Mary-Louise Parker had been offered the part. The "Sex and the City" icon reportedly starts shooting Monday.
Moore, 49, had been set to portray Steinem opposite Amanda Seyfried as the legendary "Deep Throat" porn star before Moore was suddenly hospitalized earlier this week following an apparent seizure and collapse at a party. Friends called 911 Jan. 24 around 10 PM ET/PT and though the Los Angeles City Attorney's office requested the 911 recording be redacted excluding drug references made, it's been widely reported that the caller told emergency personnel the actress was under the influence of starvation, numerous energy drinks and Adderall. TMZ has also alleged that Moore's seizure was caused by a bad reaction to a nitrous oxide whippet.
"The pills and starvation destroyed Demi and this has been a problem for about a year," a source told Radar Online. Moore reportedly sought anorexia treatment while at Sherman Oaks Hospital before her release Thursday, as reported by E! Online. "She's constantly jacked up on Adderall and combining that with not eating accounts for her loopy behavior and anorexic body frame. She literally refuses to eat any food."
This health scare follows the 49-year-old "Ghost" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" actress' announcement this past November that she would end her six-year engagement with "Two And A Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher.
Moore's friends tell People that though Moore's publicist claims that stress following her November split with Kutcher contributed, these health problems have been snowballing for the last year. Those same sources claim it was Moore's lifestyle that actually finally drove Kutcher away.
"It was a sticking point for Ashton," one source said. "He wanted her to take care of herself and get a hold of things, and she wouldn't . . . Her family and friends have been really worried."