In the feature film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, small town girl Sherrie (Julianne Hough) and city boy Drew (Diego Boneta) meet on the Sunset Strip in 1987, in pursuit of their Hollywood dreams. With the hits of Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and so many more, to help tell the story, their rock ‘n’ roll romance hits its fair share of speed bumps on the road to fame.
At the film’s press day, actress Malin Akerman, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter that catches the eye of rock god Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise), talked about her love of ‘80s music, being a fan of ear licking, having Tom Cruise sing to her butt, trying not to crack up during takes, the weirdest experience she’s ever had with a journalist, and what she got to take home from the set. She also talked about how the Linda Lovelace movie she was set to do seems to currently be stalled, and that the next thing she’ll be doing is playing Debbie Harry in CBGB. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
It’s been a little while since we had a porn star update, so here’s a new poster featuring Linda Lovelace. Technically, it’s Amanda Seyfried portraying Linda Lovelace in this new poster for the indie biopic, Lovelace. Splitting hairs. It’s not as provocative as you might expect, but I’m reserving some hope that, as the movie gets closer to release (unexpected pun!), the material gets more and more risque. If that wasn’t the plan, it’s something the Lovelace marketing team might want to consider.
Then again, it’s not all about the sex appeal, since a good portion of Lovelace deals with the abusive relationship between the porn star and her husband, Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard). You can take a look at previously released images, set photos and posters here. Lovelace also stars Sharon Stone, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Juno Temple, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, and James Franco. Hit the jump to see the new poster.
Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, and Sharon Stone are set to join the cast of Lovelace. Amanda Seyfried stars as Linda Boreman, aka porn star Linda Lovelace. The biopic follows Lovelace “through the production of Deep Throat, her abusive relationship with Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard) and eventual spearheading of the feminist anti-pornography movement.” According to Variety, Temple, Stone, and Bentley will play Lovelace’s best friend, mother, and second husband, respectively.
Andy Bellin (Trust) adapted the screenplay from The Complete Linda Lovelace, a biography by Eric Danville. Hit the jump for more background on the story.
James Franco is in talks to play pornographer Chuck Traynor in Lovelace, a biopic of 1970s porn star Linda Boreman (stage name: Linda Lovelace). An offer is out to Kate Hudson to play the title role. Should he sign on, Lovelace would reunite Franco with Howl directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.
Boreman starred in what may be the most famous pornographic film of all time: 1972′s Deep Throat. She later claimed that she did not consent to the acts you see in Deep Throat — that instead she was coerced by abusive husband Traynor with “an M-16 rifle at her head.” More background after the jump: