E! is finally going red carpet local in SA and will now do red carpet coverage at major South African events

PICS: Lamar, the Kardashians and the Jenners got together to support Kanye's Yeezy and album launch

James Franco to play Hugh Hefner

2011-12-22 18:01
 

Los Angeles - James Franco is in negotiations to play Hugh Hefner in Lovelace.

The 127 Hours actor may portray the Playboy magazine founder in the movie starring Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace - best known for her starring role in porn movie Deep Throat - after passing on the opportunity to play her husband Chuck Traynor.

The role would be a cameo and only require one day of shooting, but talks have not yet been completed to find a date suitable for him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Production

A heavy-hitting cast including Sharon Stone, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris Noth and Juno Temple are already signed on to star.

Production on the project is already underway, with shooting in Los Angeles beginning last week.

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are directing the picture.

James - who earlier this year put in a turn as presenter when he hosted the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway - has a number of movies coming up, including Wizard of Oz prequel Oz: The Great and Powerful and Spring Breakers.

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Recent News

Jack Black has hinted he is considering quitting acting as he's "bored" of playing the same type of roles. Read More »
Add your review

British health authorities issued criminal charges against producers of The Force Awakens over an on-set accident that caused Harrison Ford a broken leg. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.