Sarah Jessica Parker has been cast as Gloria Steinem in “Lovelace,” replacing Demi Moore in the role.
Producers made the announcement Friday, three days after Moore ankled due to seeking treatment for exhaustion. Chloe Sevigny recently joined the cast as a feminist journalist on assignment for a men’s magazine to find out who the real Linda Lovelace is.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are directing the pic, which stars Amanda Seyfried as Linda Boreman, aka “Deep Throat” star Linda Lovelace. Peter Sarsgaard and Sharon Stone co-star alongside Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick and James Franco.
“Lovelace” is a Millennium Films production that will be produced by Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg for Untitled Entertainment and Jim Young for Animus Films. Exec producers include Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, W. Merritt Johnson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson for Nu Image/Millennium Films.
Steinem founded Ms. Magazine, which published the article “The Real Linda Lovelace,” in which Steinem discussed Linda’s relationship with her abusive pornographer husband Chuck Traynor, who she blamed for creating the myth that Linda “loved to be sexually used and humiliated.” When Lovelace announced her first memoir “Ordeal,” she was joined at the press conference by Steinem and other members of the feminist group Women Against Pornography. Steinem later wrote the introduction for Lovelace’s 1986 memoir, “Out of Bondage.”
Production on the Andy Bellin-scripted pic began Dec. 20 in Los Angeles, and the film is being made with the cooperation of Boreman’s estate.