Olivia Wilde to play Linda Lovelace
Tron: Legacy actress and general sex kitten Olivia Wilde is apparently considering the starring role in another Linda Lovelace biopic – this one from the directors of Howl.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are courting Wilde (and their previous leading man James Franco) for Lovelace, a film charting the life of the controversial adult actress who brought sex back into the cinematic mainstream with 1972 porn film Deep Throat.
However, if Wilde does take the role she’ll be going up against another Deep Throater – Malin Åkerman is starring in Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, taking on a role previously flirted with and then abandoned by Lindsay Lohan and Anna Faris. Do we really need two biopics? (Particularly given that Inferno… is being directed by one Matthew Wilder, a chap whose most notable achievement to date appears to have been providing the singing voice for Ling in Mulan. Yeah.)