Amanda Seyfried as Porn Star Linda Lovelace?

The In Time star is currently in talks to play one of the most famous porn stars of all time...

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

For years now a big Hollywood biopic of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace has loomed on the horizon. One project, Inferno, was originally set to star Lindsay Lohan, but then… Well, you know what happened. The Watchmen's Malin Ackerman is now set to replace her, but there's also a competing project from documentarians Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet) and Rob Epstein (a two-time Oscar winner for The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt) that still needs a star. When last we heard from the project, Olivia Wilde was considering the lead role. Now, it seems that Amanda Seyfried is in talks to play Linda Lovelace instead.

The film, cleverly enough, is called Lovelace, and was originally set to star Kate Hudson and James Franco, but those deals fell through when Hudson became pregnant. Now, Variety reports that Seyfried is the #1 choice to play the title role, with Green Lantern star Peter Sarsgaard in talks to co-star as Chuck Traynor, Lovelace's husband and manager, whose abusive relationship with the star has been well-documented, although aspects of it were never proven. Traynor allegedly kept Lovelace's salary from Deep Throat, forced her to have sex with other men at gunpoint, threatened to shoot her nephew after she left him, and according to Lovelace, even tried to hypnotize her. After their marriage finally ended, Traynor married another porn star whom he managed, namely Marilyn Chambers.

We're guessing that this is not going to be a "feel good" film.

Both Inferno and Lovelace are currently scheduled to begin shooting in January.

CraveOnline will be back with more Lovelace news after we come up with a tasteful way to end this sentence.