Mama Mia star Amanda Seyfried is currently in negotiations to take on the role of adult film star Linda Lovelace in the new drama Lovelace to be developed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl). Green Lantern villain Peter Sarsgaard is also in talks to play her husband and pronographer Chuck Trynor. At one point James Franco and Kate Hudson were attached to star in the movie, but it end up not working out because Hudson got pregnant.
The film is based on book written by Eric Danville The Complete Linda Lovelace and it being adapted by W. Merritt Johnson and Andy Bellin.
For those of you not familiar, "Lovelace is the infamous star of the 1972 porn flick Deep Throat, which is one of the highest-grossing independent films of all-time. She was just a Florida schoolgirl named Linda Boreman when she met Traynor, a would-be filmmaker transformed her into a world-famous sex star. After years of being victimized, Lovelace quit the business and divorced Traynor, who she accused of taking advantage of her naivete and coercing her into porn and prostitution."
This is the second Lovelace film currently in development. The other film comes from writer-director Matthew Wilder, and is based on Lovelace's autobiography Ordeal in which Malin Akerman attached to star. This film is expected to start production in January of next year.
I think Seyfried is a beautiful and talented actress, and there's no doubt she would be able to pull off this part. What are your thoughts on her being cast?
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