If Linda Lovelace's dizzying pornography career isn't your thing, you might want to trade seeing the two upcoming biopics about the adult actress' life and watch Cherry instead. Stephen Elliott directs the story about high school student Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw) who tries to make some cash by nude modeling and gets wrapped up in the world of porn — thanks to a little help from a drug-addled lawyer played by James Franco. You'll also recognize Heather Graham, Dev Patel, and Lili Taylor in the cast.
Elliot — who penned memoir The Adderall Diaries, which Franco was set to direct and star in an adaptation of (at least last we heard in 2010) — is also a former sex worker, just like his co-writer for Cherry Lorelei Lee. The fetish and bondage starlet makes an appearance in the below trailer as a nurse. We definitely won't be getting the Hollywood-sanitized version of the porn industry here, making it a nice intermission between Lovelace biopics. Does it look like it's trying too hard in the indie drama department, though?
Glee star Chris Colfer is making his feature film debut with Struck by Lightning — another coming of age comedy starring snarky teens who spew one-liners as though their life depended on it. Colfer also wrote the film about a misunderstood student who tries to better his literary career by blackmailing his classmates into contributing to his selfish cause. Allison Janney, Rebel Wilson, Sarah Hyland, Dermot Mulroney, and Christina Hendricks also star. [via E!]
Stephen Dorff is following in the footsteps of James Franco in 127 Hours and Ryan Reynolds in Buried. The Blade actor finds himself locked in the trunk of a car in Gabe Torres' Brake. Dorff plays a Secret Service agent — a fact perhaps even more laughable than the below trailer — being manipulated by a mysterious terror group as they attempt to take down the President. [via Film Stage]
We loved Mabrouk El Mechri's JCVD, but so far we can't say the same about his new movie The Cold Light of Day, starring Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, and the new Man of Steel, Henry Cavill. Willis is a CIA agent and winds up getting kidnapped on a family vacation in Spain. His son (Cavill) — previously totally unaware of his father's international espionage dealings — desperately tries to save his family. Sigourney Weaver shoots people and looks like a badass, so there's that. Slash Film points out that the trailer looks like a grown-up version of Taylor Lautner's Abudction, but hopefully John McClane and Superman will be a better box office draw than the Twilight star was.