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Adam Goldberg closes in on ‘Inferno’

Thesp in final talks to play porn star Harry Reems

Adam Goldberg is in final negotiations to play “Deep Throat” star Harry Reems in Matthew Wilder’s “Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story,” which stars Malin Akerman (“Watchmen”) as the title character.

Carlucci Weyant’s Split Vision Entertainment has come on to co-finance the film with Rob Simmons’ JARS Prods. banner.

Wilder will direct from his own screenplay, based on the 1980 memoir “Ordeal: An Autobiography,” which Lovelace wrote with Mike McGrady. Lovelace became world famous in 1972 due to the massive success of “Deep Throat” but renounced her pornography career in “Ordeal” and alleged that it had been forced upon her by pornographer husband Chuck Traynor, who will be played by Matt Dillon.

Besides Dillon and Goldberg (“Saving Private Ryan”), other notable cast members include Paz de la Huerta (“Boardwalk Empire”), former porn star Sasha Grey (“Entourage”) and Harold Perrineau, who will play Linda’s sometimes-lover Sammy Davis Jr. Weyant (“The Young and the Restless”) is also expected to take on a supporting role.

Pic will be produced by Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner for Muse Prods., Weyant and Kevin Pugliese for Split Vision and Simmons and Peter O’Keefe for JARS. Timothy Wayne Peternel and Matt Kautz will also be involved in a producer capacity.

Inferno” is skedded to start production in early February in Louisiana.

Interestingly, Split Vision’s VP is Louis Peraino III, whose family produced and financed “Deep Throat.” Split Vision, which has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Louisiana, is putting together a slate of quality films including “Jake Stevens,” a high-concept action pic starring Booboo Stewart (“The Twilight Saga”) that will be shot in 3D after “Inferno.”

On Monday, Adam Brody signed on to play Reems in “Lovelace,” a competing project from “Howl” helmers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman that stars Amanda Seyfried.

Goldberg has also appeared in “Zodiac,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “Dazed and Confused.” He is repped by UTA and Luber Roklin Entertainment.

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