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Olivia Wilde is having quite a year. She ended 2010 with a stirring performance in 'TRON: Legacy' and is ending 2011 with four -- count 'em -- four films: 'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'The Change-Up,' 'Butter' and 'In Time.' And after conquering time and space, she now wants to take on a more down-to-earth role -- that of Linda Lovelace in the Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman directed biopic of the 'Deep Throat' porn star.

At least that's what she told E! Online in an interview on the occasion of a Nylon magazine party in West Hollywood. "I'm being very careful about my next project since I'm now in a position where I can be really picky," she told the site. And though she hasn't signed on to the project, she certainly is eyeing it and putting in a bid for it: "It's such a cool role. She was a fascinating woman -- with where she came from to 'Deep Throat' to then working with Gloria Steinem and Nora Ephron. It's really fascinating."

The 1972 X-rated 'Deep Throat' was the film that legitimized pornography for America's middle class, earning mainstream attention and launching "porn chic" -- and making millions on a $25,000 budget. Lovelace -- who only made two more films after 'Deep Throat' -- later claimed she was coerced and abused by her husband while making the film; she later became a feminist and anti-porn crusader. She died as a result of trauma suffered in a car accident in 2002 at age 53.

This biopic is separate from the more notorious Lovelace movie that at one time was to have Lindsay Lohan in the starring role. That film -- 'Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story' -- now has Malin Akerman playing Lovelace with Matt Dillon co-staring as her husband. It appears to be stuck in pre-production.

The 'Lovelace' role (which was previously offered to a pregnant Kate Hudson) would certainly be a plumb one for Wilde, allowing her to stretch her acting chops and move forward from the sci-fi-comedy-TV roles she's so far inhabited.

Check out Olivia in a cast interview for "Cowboys and Aliens"

Cowboys and Aliens Cast Interview


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