Since our last visit into the world surrounding the life and times of legendary adult video actress Linda Lovelace, it seems two budding Hollywood hotties have set their sights on her silver screen portrayal. Although, no Deep Throat competition will be deciding which actress takes this role. With two different mainstream films focusing on Miss Lovelace’s harrowing tale, it will be a director’s duel that decides who’s biographical porn drama busts first.
A bit of a historical wrap-up seems in order. Out stepped Lohan, there’s a surprise, and in stepped Malin Akerman for Matthew Wilder’s version of the Linda Lovelace story. Ackerman, best known for her role as Laurie Jupiter in Watchmen, was called upon almost immediately after Lindsay Lohan was unanimously decided to be too much of an insurance risk for Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.
Now, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are joining the fray with a screenplay based on Eric Danville’s book “The Complete Linda Lovelace”. Set to hit the screen in 2012, around the same time as Matthew Wilder’s rendition, this film has reportedly gained interest from both James Franco and Kate Hudson in regards to the roles of Chuck Traynor and Linda Lovelace. There is little information surrounding either of their interests at this point, but the Lovelace role seems to be intentionally left open for Cowboys VS. Aliens star, Olivia Wilde.
“It would be a tremendous honor. It’s such a cool role. She was a fascinating woman–with where she came from to Deep Throat to then working with Gloria Steinem and Nora Ephron. It’s really fascinating. I’m being very careful about my next project since I’m now in a position where I can really be picky–thank god.” – Olivia Wilde
Rumors have only pegged Olivia Wilde and James Franco as possible members for the Epstein/Friedman cast, and Matthew Wilder still may have an ace up his sleeve with crossover adult actress Sasha Grey. Grey is casted as Lovelace’s friend Paula, and has multiple recordings of her readings up on YouTube. Having an actual adult actress on set may give Malin Ackerman better guidance for how to play her role. Not to mention the added validity Wilder’s film absorbs from the perceived “porn star stamp of approval.” As shooting wraps on both of these sets, things are bound to heat up approaching 2012.
Which Linda Lovelace will you support?