Linda Lovelace Biopic Gets Directors

Epstein and Friedman step up

Linda Lovelace Biopic Gets Directors

by Helen O'Hara |
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Allan Ginsberg biopic Howl is about to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival tonight, but directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have already lined up their next film, and it's Lovelace, the story of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.

Lovelace, born Linda Boreman in 1949, was a rather sad figure who led a rather sheltered childhood before falling in with Chuck Traynor, who became her husband and got her started in porn - by her account, at gunpoint. She went on to star in the massively famous Deep Throat, gaining notoriety as a result, but never saw much of the proceeds and went on to become a campaigner against the porn industry. She died following a car crash in 2002.

This film has been in development for a while: W. Merritt Johnson, who's writing the script based on Eric Danville's biography, was working on it as far back as 2007, when Courtney Love was mooted as the star. It's not to be confused with Inferno, the other Lovelace biopic that briefly had Anna Faris lined up as its star. As far as we know, however, this won't be based on the Broadway musical about her.

It's hoped that shooting will start later this year, so look out for this late in 2011, or at Sundance come 2012.

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