“Lovelace” has found its Gloria Steinem. Demi Moore will play the feminist icon, who covered the release of the adult film “Deep Throat” and profiled its star, Linda Lovelace, in Ms. magazine back in the 1970s.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, other new additions to the cast include Adam Brody, who will play Lovelace’s “Deep Throat” co-star Harry Reems, and Eric Roberts, who’s onboard as lie detector expert Nat Laurendi.
“Lovelace” is currently shooting in Los Angeles, where Moore, Roberts and Brody join Amanda Seyfried (as Lovelace) and James Franco, who’ll make a cameo as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard as Lovelace’s husband, Chuck Traynor; Bobby Cannavale and Chris Noth as “Deep Throat” investors Butchie Peraino and Anthony Romano; Hank Azaria as writer/director Jerry Damiano; Robert Patrick as Linda’s father, John Boreman; and Sharon Stone as Lovelace’s mother. Juno Temple will play the adult film star’s best friend and Wes Bentley has been cast as her second husband.
“Howl” directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are helming the project. According to previous reports, the role of Rat Packer Sammy Davis Jr. has yet to be cast.
“It’s going to be really hard and kind of terrifying at the same time,” Seyfried told ABCNews.com about the role in December. “It’s something completely different. I do have some liberties there but I am playing someone that existed in history and had quite an established reputation for something very extreme.”
Seyfried is not the first actress attached to the Linda Lovelace role. Seyfried’s “Mean Girls” co-star and Playboy cover girl Lindsay Lohan was set to star in a separate Lovelace biopic before getting dropped by producers more than a year ago.
Before Seyfried nabbed the role in this latest biopic, Olivia Wilde had also been mentioned as a possible star.
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