Sharon Stone has joined the cast of Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story. Yahoo reports that Stone will star opposite Malin Akerman in the film from writer/director Matthew Wilder. She will play the mother of Lovelace, who herself will be played by Akerman.
This project is separate from the other Linda Lovelace biopic, simply titled Lovelace. That film has been courting Amanda Seyfried for the lead role. Instead, Inferno is based on the book "Ordeal: An Autobiography by Linda Lovelace with Mike McGrady," which is described as follows:
Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would change her life. Less than two years later, the girl who wouldn’t let her high school dates get past first base was catapulted to fame she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams—or worst nightmares. Linda Boreman of Yonkers, New York, had become Linda Lovelace, international adult film superstar. The unprecedented success of Deep Throat made porn popular with the mainstream and made Lovelace a household name. But nobody, from the A-list celebrities who touted the movie to the audiences that lined up to see it, knew the truth about what went on behind the scenes.
Enslaved by the man who would eventually force her into marriage so that he could control her completely, Linda was beaten savagely with regularity, hypnotized, and raped. She was threatened with disfigurement and death. She was terrorized into prostitution at gun and knifepoint. She was forced to perform unspeakable perversions on film. She made Deep Throat under unimaginable duress. Years later, Linda would come out of hiding to relate her side of the story—a modern horror tale of humiliation, betrayal, and violence that would rock the porn industry and put its teller in fear for her life...
Stone will next be seen in the thriller The Mule. I am not sure which one of these I am interested in seeing, if either. It is a story that will be interesting to see on the big screen. What are your thoughts?