From In Time to retro porn?!

Posted by David Konow

Amanda Seyfried, who’s hot from the sci-fi flick In Time, has reportedly been tapped to play Linda Lovelace, the original female porn star of Deep Throat.

As you may recall, Olivia Wilde has been in the running to play Lovelace. But as it often turns out in Hollywood, this isn’t the only biopic of Linda Lovelace in the works.

From In Time to retro porn?!The world of X is a prime environment for a lot of drama, as we’ve seen in Boogie Nights, and many other attempts to recreate it, like the failed John Holmes biopic Wonderland starring Val Kilmer. 



For some reason, the saga of Linda Lovelace is a hot story in Hollywood right now, with two separate movies depicting the star currently in the works.

Speaking of high drama, several years ago there was also a Linda Lovelace rock opera that was created by Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Gos and Anna Waronker, the daughter of former Warner/Reprise label president Lenny Waronker.
 
As the Hollywood Reporter points out, the latest project, which is simply titled Lovelace, had Kate Hudson and James Franco attached at one point. Franco was to play Chuck Traynor, the svengali boyfriend of Lovelace, who also went on to be the boyfriend/manager of rival porn queen Marilyn Chambers.

Olivia WildeRob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are the directing team behind this biopic, simply titled Lovelace, and they previously directed Franco in Howl, the biopic of Allen Ginsberg.

Now Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass, Green Lantern) is up for the role of Traynor, and the rival Lovelace biopic, titled Inferno, may have Matt Dillon playing him against Malin Akerman (Watchmen) in the title role. 



Again, a ton of movies get announced all the time, and many of them just remain announcements.

So which one will make it to theaters first - if either of them actually ever get the green light to kick off production - still remains to be seen.