“Armageddon” and “Deep Impact.” “Capote” and “Infamous.” It’s a time honored Hollywood tradition for two movies to come out months apart about same exact topic. And it looks like it’s about to happen again. Late yesterday, Deadline.com reported that James Franco and Kate Hudson are in talks for a biopic about Linda Lovelace and her husband, Chuck Traynor, who Lovelace later said coerced her into porn. The movie will be based on the book The Complete Linda Lovelace and will be made by the dudes behind “Howl.” [Huffington Post]
It sounds pretty awesome. Except that, as you’ll remember, there’s already a Linda Lovelace biopic in the works called “Inferno.” Lindsay Lohan was slated to star in the flick, and went she went to jail the producers said they would wait for her. But when she was sentenced to months of rehab, they changed their tune and recast with Malin Ackerman.
So which will be the definitive Linda Lovelace movie and which will be the historical footnote? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.