Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the co-directors of Howl (pictured) that is set to receive its world premiere in Sundance tonight , have lined up their follow-up project.
Lovelace follows Linda Boreman’s rise to fame as Linda Lovelace, the 1970s porn star of Deep Throat who became an overnight sensation and subsequently transformed into feminist, anti-porn activist Linda Boreman.
It is understood the film will be told through the perspective of three interviewers at various stages of Boreman’s life. Production is being lined up for a 2010 start.
W Merritt Johnson wrote the screenplay from Boreman confidant and Penthouse managing editor Eric Danville’s biography The Complete Linda Lovelace.
“Linda is this fascinating character who continually reinvented herself and her story based on changing circumstances,” Epstein said. “It’s a story with great dramatic and psychological dimensions.”
“It’s also set against a backdrop of shifting sexual mores, which should be a lot of fun to dig into,” Friedman added.
Laura Rister at Untitled Entertainment, Jim Young at Animus Films and Heidi Jo Markel at Eclectic Pictures are producing. Merritt Johnson will serve as executive producer.
The producers are in active negotiations with Nu Image to finance the project.
Epstein and Friedman are represented by WME and Principato Young. Johnson is represented by Leverage and Attorney Jeff Bernstein.