Screen Daily is reporting that Matt Dillon has joined Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, in the role of Chuck Traynor. The film is a biopic that centres on Linda Lovelace, the star of one of the most successful porn films of all time, Deep Throat. She was also the subject of the interesting 2005 documentary Inside Deep Throat. Lindsay Lohan was supposed to play Lovelace in Inferno but was fired and replaced by Watchmen‘s Malin Akerman.
The film will start shooting in a few months (July 17th) and will be in direct competition with another Lovelace biopic which is untitled but has Howl directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman attached and Kate Hudson set to star as Lovelace. James Franco is said to be circling the Chuck Traynor role in the film.
Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story is based on the novel Ordeal: The Truth Behind Deep Throat, An Autobiography. The summary is as follows:
Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would change her life. Less than two years later, the girl who wouldn’t let her high school dates get past first base was catapulted to fame she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams—or worst nightmares. Linda Boreman of Yonkers, New York, had become Linda Lovelace, international adult film superstar. The unprecedented success of Deep Throat made porn popular with the mainstream and made Lovelace a household name. But nobody, from the A-list celebrities who touted the movie to the audiences that lined up to see it, knew the truth about what went on behind the scenes.
Enslaved by the man who would eventually force her into marriage so that he could control her completely, Linda was beaten savagely with regularity, hypnotized, and raped. She was threatened with disfigurement and death. She was terrorized into prostitution at gun and knifepoint. She was forced to perform unspeakable perversions on film. She made Deep Throat under unimaginable duress.
Years later, Linda would come out of hiding to relate her side of the story—a modern horror tale of humiliation, betrayal, and violence that would rock the porn industry and put its teller in fear for her life…”