According to Variety, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will be helming the indie biopic Lovelace.

This news comes right before the premiere of their directorial debut Howl at the Sundance film festival.

The script for Lovelace was written by W. Merritt Johnson. Much of it is taken from Eric Danville's biography, "The Complete Linda Lovelace." It follows the actress Linda Boreman's rise to become iconic porn star Linda Lovelace in the 1970s. In 1972 she made the film Deep Throat. Later on she became a feminist and anti-porn activist known as Linda Marchiano. The story will be told through the perspective of three interviewers during various stages of her life.

Negotiations are currently ongoing with Nu Image to finance Lovelace. The plan is for it to start shooting later this year.

"Linda is this fascinating character who continually reinvented herself and her story based on changing circumstances," offered Epstein. "It's a story with great dramatic and psychological dimensions."

Evan Jacobs