Amanda Seyfried will play Linda Boreman AKA porn star Linda Loveless who shot to porn fame and notoriety after she starred in the hugely successful 1972 movie Deep Throat. Directed by Howl's Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the biopic follows Lovelace's life between the age of 20 and 32, escaping from a strict religious family in a small town to her abusive and self-titled manager, Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard).

Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried Will Play Linda Loveless In Challenging New Role.

According to Slash Film, the film will reveal Lovelace's "tough, complicated life" as although she was widely an icon of sexual freedom, her husband's abuse and sale into prostitution transformed the once "charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio" into a fierce antiporn activist, writing books on the evils of the porn industry as she told her true story to the world. Written by Trust's (2010) Andy Bellin, The Guardian praises the "handsomely mounted period piece" and admires the range of leads Seyfried and Sarsgaard, whilst HitFix reckons the film plays too safe and "doesn't go deep enough" for their liking in a "bland biopic." 

Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard Plays Abusive Husband Chuck Traynor.

Les Miserables' Amanda Seyfried spoke to ABC News, Seyfried called the challenging new role terrifying: "It's going to be really hard and kind of terrifying at the same time. It's something completely different. I do have some liberties there but I am playing someone that existed in history and had quite an established reputation for something very extreme."

Watch The Trailer For Loveless: 

Once the film's released, make sure you look out for James Franco playing the young Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner. Lovelace debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in cinemas on 23rd August.

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Lovelace Cast, L-R: James Franco, Amanda Seyfried & Peter Sarsgaard.