Comedy actress Anna Faris confirms that she’s set to play Linda Susan Boreman, better known by her porn stage name Linda Lovelace, in the upcoming feature “Inferno” reports MTV News.
Faris and first-time director Matthew Wilder are currently putting together the project which they hope to get underway pre-strike next June. Faris says It’s a really deep, dark drama…This would be incredibly intense. It would be the most difficult thing I’ve done, and I’m really nervous…It’s a pretty tragic story. It’s going to be a challenge, definitely.”
Lovelace became a household name after the 1972 X-rated porn film “Deep Throat” became a pop-culture phenomenon that had stars like Johnny Carson and Jack Nicholson attending showings. Porn became chic, and the film has to date grossed more than $600 million worldwide.
In the years that followed, however, Lovelace reinvented herself as an anti-porn crusader, toiled in poverty and insisted that she had a gun held to her head off-camera during those infamous “Throat” scenes, blaming the experience largely on her manager/husband Chuck Traynor. Lovelace died in 2002 following a car accident and several weeks on life support.
Faris confirms that other stars haven’t been cast yet, whilst the script is still being developed – “We’ve yet to find Linda’s husband. That’s sort of our hang-up right now; we’re trying to get that.”