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?
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ha1rball on Jun 23, 2008
SCARY MOVIES are the only spoofs films I find watchable and like in this recent mess of what are considered "spoofs" and mainly because how perfectly timed Faris is. Try renting MAY. Faris doesn't have much big of a part but it IS a dramatic role for her in a fairly creepy indie worth-checking out if you have not much else to do. I saw it on HBO reluctantly and thought it was good, mainly enjoyed seeing Faris in something different for a change. I think she can pull off a dramatic role though I am not sure if she should jump into something like this yet, but who knows. Maybe she will show us what she is truly made of.
Ryan on Jun 23, 2008
I thought Heather Graham did a good job in Boogie Nights and she's not a very good actress in pretty much everything else in my opinon. Maybe Faris can pull a Heather Graham in this one? Still interested....for now....
cmurder on Jun 23, 2008
I appreciated Faris' bit role in "Lost in Translation" and "May" (See #2 post) and I just think no one has given Faris enough of a chance to really spread her wings to do a solid dramatic role. I think the biopic of Lovelace the ex-porn star is a great way to break in (no pun intended). By the way, Alex I am in total agreement with you - Anna Faris is stunningly beautiful!
Conrad on Jun 23, 2008
Anna Faris is hot and she has yet to stretch her acting chops. If she does this, I'm sure she'll nail it!
Spider on Jun 23, 2008
I dig the girl, I think she has a lot of potential. I am a fan of her work. She had a serious role somewhat in the film "waiting".
James on Jun 23, 2008
Alex, Faris is my mustard to your Hathaway/ketchup. Lay the eff off. Let's see Hathaway look half as hot wearing a lime green Sex Wax t-shirt with zit cream on her face and a bong between her legs (Smiley Face). I will Twitter-stone you, one more anti-Faris rant. salame, Hunter Stephenson Slashfilm.com
Hunter Stephenson on Jun 23, 2008
She was good in Lost in Translation! Thread over!
DCompose on Jun 24, 2008
Anna Farris is defiantly capable of being a pornstar she has the look and she is damn hot, I hope she can act though this is her time to shine and show us she can be in bigger productions then Scary Movies.
Curtis on Jun 24, 2008
I hope to god this is the next Showgirls.... ( One of my all time favorite films)
Jonny on Jun 24, 2008
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