Movie News in 60 Seconds: Amanda Seyfried, Porn Star; Steve Carell Wants to Steal Laughs; Young Actresses Go from Disney to Disturbing

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Amanda Seyfried, Porn Star; Steve Carell Wants to Steal Laughs; Young Actresses Go from Disney to Disturbing

Nov 02, 2011

Amanda Seyfried in Chloe

You Can’t Have Too Much Lovelace: Rising star Amanda Seyfried (above, in Chloe) is in talks to play Linda ?Lovelace, who gained notoriety from starring in porn flick Deep Throat in the early 70s. Peter Sarsgaard may play Lovelace’s husband, a pornographer who got her into the adult entertainment industry. The film will compete with Inferno, which is also a biographic portrait of Lovelace and her husband, with Malin Akerman and Matt Dillon set to star. (Variety)

Stealing Laughs: Even as the cast for his magic-themed comedy Burt Wonderstone is coming together, Steve Carell is setting things in motion for future projects. He’s attached to star in and produce Conviction, a dramatic heist flick that’s being turned into an action comedy. (Deadline)

From Disney to Disturbing: An unlikely trio of actresses, two of whom gained fame via Disney TV shows -- Emma Roberts, Vanessa Hudgens, and Selena Gomez -- are in talks to join James Franco in Spring Breakers, a new movie by indie stalwart Harmony Korine (Trash Humpers). The film revolves around four college girls who rob a restaurant to pay for their spring break trip. (Variety)

Team Jacob Goes Indie: Heartthrob Taylor Lautner may be charting a new path for his career. He’s optioned a nonfiction article first published in "The New Yorker" and plans to star in and produce the picture, with negotiations underway for Gus Van Sant to direct. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Ticket Price Drop: The average price of a movie ticket fell below $8.00, according to the National Association of Theater Owners. Analysts suggest that the drop may be linked to fewer titles being released in 3D during the past quarter. (The Wrap)

Just Like the Old Days: Once upon a time, producers would dream up titles and create posters for movies before they were made, then sell them to investors and distributors. Those days are still with us; at the American Film Market, an industry trade show that opens today in Santa Monica, Calif., some buyers will spend millions of dollars for movies without having seen the finished product. (Los Angeles Times)

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