Nov 04, 2011 12:00AM

Amanda Seyfried Plays Porn Star

In Linda Lovelace biopic.

Big Love star Amanda Seyfried is taking her acting career in a different direction, from polygamist's daughter to porn star. Well, she's not actually becoming a porn star (settle down) but she is set to play 1970's 'adult performer' Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic Lovelace. Set for release next year, the film is based on Eric Danville's biography on Lovelace, who was forced into the porn industry by her abusive husband Chuck Traynor, most famously starring in 1972 porno Deep Throat.

Deep Throat was one of the first porno's to feature a plot, character development and reasonably high production standards. Despite being banned in the UK and the subject of obscenity trials in the U.S at the time, it's still one of the highest-grossing films ever, coming in at $600 million. Lovelace later cast a shadow on Deep Throat and her involvement in it, revealing that she had been coerced into the world of pornography and prostitution, sometimes literally at gunpoint, by Traynor, who will be played by Peter Sarsgaard in Lovelace.

The release of Lovelace is in competition with another project that is currently underway about the porn star's life, entitled Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story. Originally set to star Lindsay Lohan in the title role (before she violated her parole and had to go back to rehab), Inferno now takes Malin Akerman as Lovelace and Matt Dillon as Traynor, also featuring Paz de la Huerta and IRL porn star Sasha Grey. Luckily for LiLo, with her upcoming Playboy shoot she can still have her piece of the porn pie. We do wonder though, now that she's been associated with Inferno, which film will garner more critical acclaim?