If you thought you'd died and gone to cameo heaven when James Franco agreed to play a young Hugh Hefner in Linda Lovelace's biopic, 'Lovelace,' 2012 is proving -- three days in -- that it is a year full of surprises.
Word has it that the freshly detached Demi Moore will be playing a small role of activist Gloria Steinem. (Insert Ms. joke here.)

'Lovelace,' from 'HOWL' directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, is one of two Linda Lovelace biopics in development. Director Matthew Wilder has long been developing 'Inferno,' which was initially set to star Lindsay Lohan as the famous porn star; now Malin Akerman is attached to the lead role in that film. As for 'Lovelace,' Lohan's former Mean Girl cohort Amanda Seyfried is playing the titular actress, with Peter Sarsgaard as her abusive pornographer husband, Chuck Traynor. Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, Sharon Stone round out the cast.

Steinem wrote the article, "The Real Lovelace," which details the porn star's relationship with Traynor in Ms. Magazine. So, in movie version, this probably translates to a hippie-dressed Demi slamming down a stack of papers and saying something like, "America needs to hear her story!"

'Lovelace' has also reportedly added Eric Roberts and Adam Brody to its ever-growing ensemble. The former 'O.C.' star will play Lovelace's onscreen 'Deep Throat' partner Harry Reems.

[via Variety]

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