According to The Hollywood Reporter, Franco was a one point signed on to play a larger role in the film as Lovelace’s husband Chuck Traynor. Now he will just be doing a cameo as the Playboy founder, but only if the dates work out.
Lovelace is the story of Linda Lovelace, the woman best known for her role in the most famous porno of all time, Deep Throat. Lovelace will be played by Amanda Seyfried with Peter Sarsgaard taking on the role of her husband. Hank Azaria is also in the cast as the director of Deep Throat, Jerry Damiano.
Also joining the cast are Bobby Cannacale and Chris Noth who play the roles of the film’s financiers, and Robert Patrick who plays John, Lovelace’s father.
Rounding out the cast are Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, and Romeo Brown.
Production on the film started this week in LA, and Franco has been in talks with producers saying he could only do a one-day shoot. So if everything works out, We may soon see James Franco as Hef, and we all want to see that, don’t we?