Peek at the anticipated 'Lovelace' movie

05:00 AM, Jul 05, 2013

Amanda Seyfried stars in the movie 'Lovelace.' Radius-TWC/


Written By by Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

I’ve been cautiously optimistic about Lovelace, the upcoming scripted film about Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.

The more I see and hear about it, though, the more I think the story of the actress-turned-activist has been done smartly, encompassing her rise to fame and the moment she turned against the pornography industry.

The movie stars Amanda Seyfried as the title character and Peter Sarsgaard as Linda’s husband and manager, Chuck Traynor. Rounding out an interesting cast are James Franco (as Hugh Hefner), Sharon Stone, Adam Brody, Hank Azaria, Juno Temple, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale and Chloe Sevigny.

Take a look at the new trailer:

Lovelace opens Aug. 9. It was co-directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.