If you’re getting ready to love James Franco in the upcoming Rise of the Apes, Your Highness, The Iceman, The Night Stalker, a film he’s writing with his brother and as host of the “Academy Awards,” then get ready to love him in this other new thing he’s in talks to star in. Franco may go from drug dealer in Pineapple Express to pornographer Chuck Traynor in a Linda Lovelace biopic that could star Kate Hudson as Miss Deep Throat herself.
This is not to be confused with the Malin Akerman film Inferno, which is also about Lovelace. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl) will direct a different version of the Linda Lovelace story, which chronicles her ups and down (as in the bobbing of her head) in the 1970s pornography business.
A biopic about the porn industry in the 70s starring James Franco. Who says Hollywood is out of fresh ideas? (Deadline)