"Howl" Duo Helming Biopic "Lovelace"

1/23/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Rob Epstein (left) and Jeffrey Friedman ("Howl") are set to direct the indie biopic "Lovelace" for Nu Image, according to Variety.

According to Variety: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have lined up indie biopic "Lovelace" as their second directing gig, just before the Sundance premiere of "Howl," which the duo wrote and directed.

Written by W. Merritt Johnson ("Temple Grandin," "In Treatment"), "Lovelace" draws from Eric Danville's bio "The Complete Linda Lovelace" and follows Linda Boreman's rise to fame as iconic porn star Linda Lovelace of 1972's "Deep Throat," and her subsequent transformation into feminist, anti-porn activist Linda Marchiano. The story is told through the perspective of three interviewers at various stages of her life.

Said Epstein: “Linda is this fascinating character who continually reinvented herself and her story based on changing circumstances. It's a story with great dramatic and psychological dimensions."

The buzz on “Howl” has been very positive so far, especially concerning James Franco’s performance. Epstein and Friedman will have some expectations to live up to on this next project, but I think it will be a good fit.

Filming kicks off later this year.

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