Thesps board porn actress biopic
“The Dark Knight Rises” thesp Juno Temple, “American Beauty” star Wes Bentley and Sharon Stone are set to join Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s drama “Lovelace.”
Set between the birth of the sexual revolution and the culmination of the feminist movement, “Lovelace” depicts the life of Linda Boreman, who as ‘Linda Lovelace’ became the world’s first erotic superstar.
Seyfried toplines as Lovelace, while Sarsgaard plays her pornographer husband, Chuck Traynor. Stone will play Dorothy Boreman, Linda’s mother, while Temple will play Linda’s best friend. Bentley will play Lovelace’s second husband, Larry Marchiano.
Andy Bellin (“Trust”) wrote the script. Eclectic Pictures’ Heidi Jo Markel will produce with Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg, as well as Jim Young of Animus Films. Exec producers include Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, W. Merritt Johnson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson. Production will start at the end of the month in Los Angeles.
While Temple just starred as Queen Anne in Summit’s “The Three Musketeers,” she’s coming off a string of upcoming indie pics including “Little Birds,” “Jack and Diane,” “The Brass Teapot,” “Small Apartments” and William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe.” Brit thesp, who’s part of the star-studded ensemble of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” is also attached to star opposite Michael Cera in Sebastian Silva’s Chilean thriller “Magic, Magic.”
Bentley, who will soon be seen opposite Seyfried in Summit’s thriller “Gone,” recently wrapped the role of Seneca Crane in Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games.”
Stone, who’s last major role was in Emilio Estevez’s 2006 pic “Bobby,” recently wrapped Marc Turtletaub’s indie “Gods Behaving Badly.”
Temple is repped by UTA, Troika and attorney James Feldman. Bentley is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment, while Paradigm reps Stone with Binder & Associates.