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Those who were looking forward to seeing former Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker play Gloria Steinem in the upcoming Lovelace biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace are out of luck.
Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Parker’s role, which was a last minute fill-in for Demi Moore last year, has been cut from the film.
The film was originally going to end in the year 1984 when feminist Steinem got involved with Lovelace and the porn star decided to become a anti-porn activist under her real name Linda Boreman. But producers have now decided to end it in the 1980 when she still went by Lovelace and had no interaction with Steinem yet.
“You never want to make that call,” Friedman said of telling Parker her role had been cut. “But she was a pro,” Epstein said.
Other casting drama for the film includes the main role of Lovelace, as Lindsay Lohan was at first going to star as the woman who appeared in the 1972 porno Deep Throat, but Amanda Seyfried then took it over.
Zap2it reports that Lovelace will debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 22.