Hollywood is so enthralled by the story of Deep Throat actress Linda Lovelace that not one, but two biopics are in the works, with both projects optimistically aiming to begin shooting this summer and get to the box office first. One small problem: Neither film has secured financing.
Matthew Wilder's Inferno has been troubled for as long as it's been publicized. After a lot of fanfare surrounded the hiring and then firing of Lindsay Lohan from the project last year, the film seemed doomed until it was announced that Malin Akerman (of Watchmen fame) had signed on to play Lovelace. With this new set of legs, Wilder says he hopes to begin filming by June 1 despite the fact that as of last week he'd yet to finish casting or secure financing. However, he emailed The L.A. Times saying that he and "the film's producers are making a deal with Louisiana-based investors that they hope to have closed soon."