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Lovelace is the latest hot property to get picked up at the Sundance Film Festival. After its Tuesday premiere, The Weinstein Company’s RADiUS picked up distribution rights for the film.
RADiUS put in a $3 million bid for the film shortly after its premiere, reports The Wrap. The company is opting for the Video-On-Demand with a limited theatrical release route.
The film, directed by Howl team Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, stars Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, who is considered the first star of the porn industry after starring in Deep Throat. The cast also includes Peter Sarsgaard as Chuck Trayner, her abusive husband.
Sarah Jessica Parker was one of the A-listers who had a small role, playing Gloria Steinem, but her scene was cut.
Hank Azaria, James Franco, Juno Temple, Chris Noth and Sharon Stone also appear in the film.
“I’ve always been drawn to complex, real life characters and Linda Lovelace is just that,” Harvey Weinstein said in a statement, reports EW. “Amanda leads an exceptional cast in a tour de force performance that will leave audiences speechless. We very much look forward to working with our good friends Avi Lerner and Mark Gill at Millennium on this highly seductive and triumphant film.”
RADiUS has planned a fall release.
Here’s the first clip from the film: