James Franco is in talks to join Lovelace, about the notorious 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace, whose role has been offered to Kate Hudson, according to Deadline.

In Lovelace, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, James Franco would play pornographer Chuck Traynor, the then-husband of the wife-turned-porn star.

Linda Lovelace was best known for the notorious 1972 porn blockbuster Deep Throat. Later, when she quit the business, divorced Chuck Traynor and reclaimed her name Linda Boreman, she accused her ex of coercing her into prostitution and pornography through bullying, beatings and even hypnotism.

W. Merritt Johnson wrote the adaptation of Eric Danville's book "The Complete Linda Lovelace."

No production date has been set.