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In Time babe Amanda Seyfried nabs Lovelace role

02 November 2011

With In Time currently doing the rounds in cinemas, comes word that Amanda Seyfried has locked down the role of controversial Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.

There are currently two films about Lovelace in development and this casting concerns the project from Howl directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

Lovelace will chronicle the actress’ younger years, from her start as a fresh-faced Florida schoolgirl named Linda Boreman to her meeting with future husband Chuck Traynor and his decision to cast her in the controversial 1972 porn pic. Though the role made her an international sex star, she was also horribly victimized by Traynor and others, ending up quitting the business, divorcing him and putting her life on a more stable track until her tragic death in 2002.

Epstein and Friedman had lined up Kate Hudson and their Howl star James Franco to lay Lovelace and Traynor but with schedules shifted which meant the roles needed recasting. Green Lantern villain Peter Sarsgaard is now in negotiations to play Traynor.

The directing duo plan to start shooting in January and face competition from Matthew Wilder’s film Inferno which has Malin Akerman playing Linda who replaced Lindsay Lohan after her troubles with Matt Dillon is playing Traynor.

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