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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Lindsay Lohan to play porn star

Lindsay Lohan is to play a porn star in a new film

Lindsay Lohan is to play a porn star in an independent movie.

The 24-year-old has landed the lead role of 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace - who found fame in 1972 flick Deep Throat - according to one of the film's producers, Wali Razaqi.

Razaqi told The Los Angeles Times that Bill Pullman will portray Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner in the period drama, which is called Inferno.

The film will be based on the events of Lovelace's life and will delve into the "difficult stuff she went through and overcame," Razaqi said.

The producer said he and director Matthew Wilder are confident that Mean Girls star Li-Lo will deliver.

"I would say it's probably one of the most challenging roles any actor could play - and not because of the sexual content, necessarily - but more because she was so battered and beat up emotionally, that I think it's gonna take everything Lindsay has to really be able to pull it off," he said.

"Not that Lindsay's life is similar in any way - but she's been through a lot of ups and downs. A lot of times you're loved and then you're hated, and I think she can relate to those emotions and feelings."

Razaqi added that an official announcement about the casting will be made at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Lovelace, whose real name was Linda Susan Boreman, starred in several adult films before gaining stardom with Deep Throat, one of the first porn movies to reach into mainstream culture. She later denounced her pornography career and became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.

She died in 2002 following a car crash.

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