Anna Faris Starring in Linda Lovelace Biopic Titled Inferno
Anna Faris acting in a dark drama?! It can't be! But wait, she's going to play Linda Lovelace, the ex-pornstar known for her starring role in 1972's Deep Throat. Back in September last year, Faris first announced that she was working on this project and MTV followed up with her recently for an update. Titled Inferno and directed by Matthew Wilder (Your Name Here), the film will chronicle the life of Lovelace and her progression from Catholic child to pornstar to anti-porn advocate. "It's a really deep, dark drama — and it would be cool for me to do." However, nine months later and it still hasn't progressed. "We're still trying to put it together," Faris said, "hopefully we'll get together for the summer."
Faris tells MTV that they're "still trying to put it together," but that the hindrance seems to be with financing, adding, "I think we're still working on the money bit." So they're having trouble getting the money they need to make a biopic about an ex-pornstar? Who wouldn't want to finance Anna Faris as Linda Lovelace? Faris also said that Sam Rockwell will star opposite her in the film and that it's going to be one of her most challenging roles yet, considering Scary Movie and House Bunny didn't take that much work. "You’re not going to even know who I am," she joked, adding, "I'm not there right now, but I will be when the time comes. I'll be in a very dark place." If by dark, she means ready to show us how great of a pornstar she can be, them bring it on Ms. Faris!
Linda Lovelace, aka is Linda Boreman in real life, was born a Roman Catholic and was a mother by the time she was 20 years old. She was coerced into pornography by her then husband and starred in the 1972 film Deep Throat, which started the mainstream pornographic revolution as well as the porn chic fad. After leaving the adult industry, she later became an advocate against pornography, but still used her nickname Lovelace in books and for other commercial purposes. If anything, most people are probably more familiar with her sexual acts than her life or personality. This does at least sound like an interesting story to tell.
If it weren't for her stunning beauty, I wouldn't be a fan of Faris. I really hated the Scary Movie series and thought she was one of the worst stoners I've ever seen in Smiley Face. House Bunny looks absolutely awful and I can't say she's ever really had a role that has impressed me. But maybe this is finally her chance to break out and show us that she's capable of acting. Or at least try and show us. I'll take an interest in the project, but I'll have to be convinced that it's something unique, since neither Faris or director Matthew Wilder add much to the mix. At least Sam Rockwell will be there to even out Faris' bad acting. Thoughts?