Sarah Jessica Parker will take on the role of feminist icon Gloria Steinem, replacing the ailing Demi Moore, in the film Lovelace, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Moore had been announced to join the biopic of Deep Throat's Linda Lovelace as the author-activist earlier this month but officially dropped out this week after reportedly checking into rehab. Lovelace is being directed by celebrated filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, who've lined up a prestigious cast including their Howl star James Franco as Hugh Hefner, Amanda Seyfried as Lovelace, and Peter Sarsgaard as her notorious husband, Chuck Traynor. Others in the cast include Sharon Stone as Lovelace's mother and Adam Brody as Deep Throat costar Harry Reems as well as Eric Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, and Juno Temple. Lovelace gained notoriety in 1972 with the release of the hard-core film, one of the first to feature an actual plot and to receive a wide theatrical release. She later became a spokeswoman against pornography before dying in 2002. The film is being made with the cooperation of the Lovelace estate.
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