James Franco is in discussions to play pornographer Chuck Traynor in “Lovelace” reports Deadline.
Kate Hudson has the offer to play the title role in this W. Merritt Johnson-scripted adaptation of Eric Danville’s book “The Complete Linda Lovelace”. “Howl” filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are set to direct.
Traynor was Lovelace’s husband and a pornographer when she starred in the notorious 1972 porn blockbuster “Deep Throat”.
Later she quit the business, divorced Traynor and reclaimed her name Linda Boreman. She then accused her ex of coercing her into prostitution and pornography through bullying, beatings and even hypnotism.
Franco is not a certainty because of his busy schedule. This project isn’t to be confused with Matthew Wilder’s “Inferno”, another Linda Lovelace biopic which Malin Akerman is attached to star in.