Amanda Seyfried to Play Porn Star Linda Lovelace

“In Time” star in advanced talks for lead role in porn-star biopic; Peter Sarsgaard also in negotiations

Amanda Seyfried is going from "In Time" to "Deep Throat."

The actress has been cast to play the lead role in the porn-star biopic "Lovelace," TheWrap has confirmed. The deal, however, is not yet closed.

Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to play Linda Lovelace's coercive husband, the pornographer Chuck Traynor. 

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman ("The Celluloid Closet") are directing a script by W. Merritt Johnson and Andy Bellin. The script is based on "The Complete Linda Lovelace," a book by Eric Danville.

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Avi Lerner, Heidi Jo Markel and Laura Rister are producing the movie, which is scheduled to begin production in January.

Kate Hudson was offered the "Lovelace" role before she became pregnant. James Franco, who starred in Epstein and Friedman's "Howl," also had been attached.

Lovelace is best known for the 1972 porn film "Deep Throat."

The Seyfried movie is one of two Lovelace projects now under way.

The writer-director Matthew Wilder is developing "Ordeal," based on Lovelace's autobiography. Malin Akerman is set to star in that movie.

Variety first reported the news.