Recent days have been substantially traumatic for Demi Moore, who was hospitalized after a drug overdose, then checked into rehab and dropped out of the developing Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace. Here’s wishing that Moore’s recovery is as speedy as the film’s casting process: they have already found a replacement for the actress, who was set to play feminist activist Gloria Steinem. Mary Louise Parker, best known as the star of Weeds, has accepted the part.
It was reported recently that Chloe Sevigny might be taking Moore’s role, but Parker is now confirmed to be portraying Steinem. Parker’s role in the film will be a small one; Lovelace is expected to feature several cameos of present day stars playing adult entertainment industry icons of past. For instance, James Franco will be delivering a brief performance as Hugh Hefner.
The main cast features Amanda Seyfried as the focus of the film, with Peter Sarsgaard playing her abusive husband Chuck Traynor. Additionally, Sharon Stone, Adam Brody, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth and Robert Patrick are on board.