Back in January of this year, it was rumored that James Franco might play Linda Lovelace's abusive husband Chuck Traynor in 'Lovelace' for directors Jeffrey Friedman and Robert Epstein (the duo previously directed Franco in 'Howl'). As it turns out, Franco won't play Chuck Traynor -- that role has gone to Peter Sarsgaard, who will star opposite Amanda Seyfried as the titular porn star -- but he might play Hugh Hefner. Variety reports that Franco is in talks to cameo as the Playboy founder in 'Lovelace,' opposite Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth and Robert Patrick and Sharon Stone. Expect Jose Angel Santana to be first in line for tickets.
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