Following his performance in American Beauty, many thought that Wes Bentley was going to become one of the biggest young stars in Hollywood...only that never really happened. Since the Sam Mendes film premiered in 1999, the movies that Bentley has appeared in have ranged from mediocre to terrible, taking parts in films like Jonah Hex, Ghost Rider, and P2. Now, like many actors who don't see their career trajectory take off in the direction that they want it to, Bentley is headed for the porn industry...kind of.
Wes Bentley and Juno Temple are the two newest additions to the cast of Lovelace, a biopic about the star of Deep Throat. Already in the cast are Amanda Seyfried, who plays the titular Linda Lovelace; Peter Sarsgaard, who will be Linda's sadistic, abusive first husband; and Sharon Stone, as Linda's mother. According to Variety, Bentley will play the starlet's second husband, Larry Marchiano, while Temple will portray her best friend (the name of the character isn't specified). The project is being made by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, who wrote and directed last year's Howl, starring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg.
Considering how long this project spent in development hell, it's coming along quite nicely. Epstein and Friedman have gathered an exceptional cast and they are scheduled to start production at the end of the month in Los Angeles. Now we'll just have to wait and see if the competing biopic starring Olivia Wilde comes together quickly and makes 2013 the year of Linda Lovelace.
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