Adam Goldberg to Play Porn Star in INFERNO; Michael B. Jordan to Guest Star on HOUSE

     January 3, 2012

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There are two competing Linda Lovelace biopics in the works right now.  Amanda Seyfried will play the 1970s porn star in Lovelace.  A report from yesterday added Adam Brody, Eric Roberts, and Demi Moore to the supporting cast alongside Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, and possibly James FrancoMalin Akerman will assume the starring role in Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, surrounded by the likes of Matt Dillon, Paz de la Huerta, Harold Perrineau, and Sasha Grey.  For my money, Lovelace is winning the casting battle handily, a fact not changed by Variety‘s report that Adam Goldberg is in final talks to play fellow porn star Harry Reems in Inferno.  Maybe I am swayed by my fondness for Brody, who’s playing Reems in Lovelace.  But really, Seyfried + Sarsgaard > Akerman + Dillon.  However, I am on record saying I don’t have the heart to watch this ugly tale, so no need to appeal to me.  Matthew Wilder will direct Inferno based on his own script, adapted from Lovelace’s autobiography Ordeal.

Hit the jump for details on Michael B. Jordan‘s upcoming guest spot on House.

michael_b_jordan_friday_night_lights_imageAccording to The Live Feed, Jordan tweeted earlier this morning:

“On my way to @FOXBroadcasting…time to put in work #House.”

It was apparently too early to let the cat out of the bag, because the tweet is removed from Jordan’s account, followed by an apology:

“My bad @FOXbroadcasting… Now I know never to tweet before the studio approves hahha #socialnetworkisinsane.”

Oops.

Jordan will play a patient at Princeton-Plainsboro.  It’s nice to see Jordan is getting high-profile work, and I am sure he will be great, as he was in his guest arc on Parenthood.  But Jordan played a key role in two of the best series of the last decade: The Wire and Friday Night Lights.  I think he’s graduated from TV guest spots.  He could make the leap this winter, with two feature films coming out.  Red Tails has the potential to be a crowd-pleasing adventure, and I am rooting for Chronicle to become a sleeper hit based on a promising trailerRed Tails opens on January 20; Chronicle follows on February 3.

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