Well, this is just dark. The first image for Developing Linda Lovelace Biopic # 1, Lovelace, has been released. Below, we see star Amanda Seyfried as Lovelace herself with Peter Sarsgaard, who portrays Lovelace's physically and psychologically abusive husband Chuck Traynor. For those unfamiliar with Lovelace's story, she rose to fame in the pornographic film industry with the 1972 X-rated movie Deep Throat, which her husband/manager Traynor forced her into doing.
Lovelace will also star Sharon Stone, Adam Brody, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth and Robert Patrick, and will be directed by Jeffrey Friedman and Robert Epstein.
The other Linda Lovelace biopic alluded to above is Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, directed by Matthew Wilder, and starring Malin Akerman, Matt Dillon, Paz de la Huerta, Sasha Grey, Adam Goldberg and Harold Perrineau.
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Throughout film history, there have always been instances when two strikingly similar movies are made around the same time. Armageddon and Deep Impact. The Prestige and The Illusionist. This year's Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror Mirror. And, of course, the pair of developing Linda Lovelace biopics: Lovelace and Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.
We recently heard that Lovelace was pulling in a handful of interesting actors and actresses (stars include Amanda Seyfried leading a cast including Sharon Stone, Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Brody and Hank Azaria). Now, Inferno is making its rounds in the casting scene. Already cast are Malin Akerman as Lovelace and Matt Dillon as her abusive husband Chuck Traynor, plus Paz de La Huerta. And newcomers to the cast are a plenty.
Adam Goldberg is joining Inferno as Harold Reems, who was Lovelace's costar in the infamous 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat. Also on board are Sasha Grey, herself a former pornographic actress, the film's producer Carlucci Weyant, and LOST's leading player in the art of name-screaming, Harold Perrineau, who will play Sammy Davis, Jr.
Between Lovelace and Inferno, there's really a pretty impressive list of actors looking to get involved with the depiction of Linda Lovelace's story. Inferno is derived from Lovelace's 1980 memoir Ordeal: An Autobiography.