Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Amanda Seyfried at TIFF 2009
*squeal* Not to be confused with the forthcoming (pardon the pun) Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story starring Malin Åkerman, yet another Biopic about legendary Pornstar-turned-Feminist Linda Lovelace is now in-production, starring the versatile Amanda Seyfried.  This perhaps is Seyfried's meatiest role to-date after gained popularity in the Teen genre in Films like Mean Girls, Dear John and Red Riding Hood.

Lovelace now is filming in Los Angeles, pairing together again Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman who last brought us Allen Ginsberg Biopic, Howl in 2010 starring James FrancoFranco will be making a Cameo in the $10 million budget Lovelace, as a younger Hugh Hefner.  

Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story which is directed and written by Matthew Wilder and due in 2013, also stars Matt Dillon, Paz de la Huerta and former Pornstar Sasha GreyLovelace on the other hand, is slated for a 2012 release.  Crossing fingers it's finished in time for TIFF 2012 in September.

The all-star Cast of Lovelace includes:

Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace
Peter Sarsgaard as Chuck Traynor (Lovelace's abusive first Husband)
Juno Temple (Lovelace's Best Friend)
Adam Brody as Harry Reems (Lovelace's Deep Throat Co-star)
Hank Azaria as Jerry Damiano (Director of Deep Throat)
Demi Moore as Gloria Steinem (Legendary Feminist)
Sharon Stone as Dorothy Boreman (Lovelace's Mother)
Wes Bentley as Larry Marchiano (Lovelace's second Husband)
Bobby Cannavale as Butchie Peraino (one of the Financiers of Deep Throat)
Chris Noth as Anthony Romano (one of the Financiers of Deep Throat)
James Franco as Hugh Hefner (Founder of Playboy)

Both look pretty juicy.  Can't wait to see them!  Curious to see which one Critics and Audiences respond to more as Inferno despite its more modest Cast, still looks solid and has been in development longer.  Lovelace however has that all-important Star Power to place the right eyes on it.

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)