Olivia Wilde as not only a porn star, but the porn star to end all porn stars?
That will be the case if the "Cowboys & Aliens" beauty takes on the role of Linda Lovelace in "Lovelace," according to E! Online.
Earlier reports that Wilde had officially already signed on to the role were proven to be premature, though the 'Tron" star is still apparently circling the project.
"It would be a tremendous honor," Wilde said. "It's such a cool role. She was a fascinating woman."
Fascinating, indeed! Lovelace was the star of "Deep Throat," the hardcore 1972 film that aficionados claim is the "Citizen Kane" of the porn genre.
She later denounced her pornography career, claiming that she had been forced into it by her sadistic first husband and for a while became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.
"Lovelace," which will be co-directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman ("Howl"), should not be confused with "Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story," which will star Malin Akerman of "Watchmen" in the title role.
So... Olivia Wilde as the Queen of Porn. This would of course make many people very happy, but we have a feeling it's probably a long shot. Stay tuned, and in the meantime check out our super-hot Olivia gallery.
"Cowboys & Aliens" opens July 29.