Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl, the Celluloid Closet) will direct, from an original screenplay by Andy Bellin (Trust). A Millennium Films Production, Lovelace is produced by Heidi Jo Markel for Electric Pictures, Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg for Untitled Entertainment, and James M. Young for Animus Films, with executive producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, Merritt Johnson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson for Nu Image/Millennium Films. The film is being made with the cooperation of the estate of Linda Lovelace.
From the birth of the sexual revolution to the height of the feminist movement, Lovelace depicts the life of Linda Boreman who as 'Linda Lovelace' became the first erotic superstar.
Seyfried will play the title role, with Sarsgaard portraying Lovelace's husband, Chuck Traynor. Hank Azaria will play Deep Throat director Jerry Damiano; Bobby Cannavale and Chris Noth will be Deep Throat financiers Butchie Peraino and Anthony Romano, respectively, and Robert Patrick will portray Linda's father, John. They join recently announced cast members Wes Bentley, Sharon Stone and Juno Temple.
Azaria appeared in Love and Other Drugs. Cannavale was most recently seen in Win Win. Noth is currently co-starring in The Good Wife. Patrick will be seen in the upcoming Jayne Mansfield's Car.
The production will shoot on location in Los Angeles beginning today.