Amanda Seyfried is in talks with the directors of Lovelace to play 1970's-era porn star Linda Lovelace.
Variety reported that, along with Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to participate in the film as Lovelace's husband and manager Chuck Traynor.
Lovelace, which will be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, is one of two upcoming and competing films about Linda Lovelace, the star of 1972's pornographic film Deep Throat.
The script, written by W. Merritt Johnson and Andy Bellin, is based on a biography written in 2001 by Eric Danville, The Complete Linda Lovelace.
The biopic film will be about Lovelace who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, according to the official storyline. Born in Florida as Linda Boreman, Lovelace met her husband Traynor at age 21 who catapulted her career into stardom within the porn industry with an international sensation of an independent film. However, Lovelace eventually put her porn star life behind her as the tumultuous relationship began to crumble and led an anti-porn movement denouncing pornography.
Lovelace had been rumored to star Kate Hudson with James Franco as her husband, however Hudson's pregnancy had put her out of the picture and Franco's involvement remains unconfirmed. According to Variety, it will start production in January around the same time its competing film, Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, begins filming.
Inferno is set to be directed by Matthew Wilder with Malin Akerman and Matt Dillon playing the lead roles and Paz de la Huerta in a supporting role. Before Akerman was cast, rumors circulated that Lindsay Lohan, who could soon be a real life porn star, would play Lovelace.
Inferno was reportedly based on a 1987 autobiography by the former-porn star herself, Ordeal: An Autobiography by Linda Lovelace with Mike McGrady.
There is no word on whether or not both films will be in production at the same time or which high-profile project will reign supreme.