Casting News: Chloe Sevigny In, Demi Moore Out of Lovelace; Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor Join Saw Director's Latest
01.26.12 by Ryan
Earlier this month, Demi Moore was cast as feminist author Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, the biopic about the life and career of the late 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace. Only three weeks later, Moore has dropped out.
Moore's recent hospitalization was cited as the reason for the actress' sudden exit and her recovery will be keeping her busy. "Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health," said Moore's rep in a statement to THR. "She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends."
Just as Moore has dropped out, Chloë Sevigny has joined the cast, THR separately reports. Sevigny will play a feminist journalist working for a men's magazine that is on assignment to uncover the real Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried).
Lovelace is being directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl) from a script by screenwriter Andy Bellin (Trust). The cast includes Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Casino) and Robert Patrick (T2) as Lovelace's parents; Debi Mazar (Entourage) as Dolly Sharp, Lovelace's co-star in the 1972 adult movie Deep Throat; Cory Hardrict (Battle: Los Angeles) as radio DJ Frankie Crocker; Adam Brody as Lovelace's Deep Throat co-star Harry Reems; Hank Azaria (The Smurfs) as Deep Throat director Jerry Damiano; Juno Temple (The Three Musketeers) as Lovelace's best friend; Eric Roberts as lie detector expert Nat Laurendi; and Chris Noth and Bobby Cannavale as Deep Throat financiers Anthony Romano and Butchie Peraino, respectively. Production began in late December.
Earlier this week, we reported that Saw director James Wan's latest movie, The Conjuring, was going to reunite him with his Insidious actor Patrick Wilson who was cast opposite Vera Farmiga (Up In the Air, Orphan) as the Perron family, who claimed that they lived among both friendly and sinister spirits in their Rhode Island farmhouse during the 1970s. With new cast members being added to the cast, new details about the project have been revealed that pretty much reverses all of the previous information.
For starters, THR has revealed that The Conjuring has changed its title, and is now being temporarily referred to as Untitled Warren Files Project, named for Ed and Lorraine Warren, the paranormal investigators who looked into the Perron family's domestic supernatural problems. Wilson and Farmiga will star as the Warrens and not the Perrons, who will be played by newly cast actors Ron Livingston (Going the Distance) and Lili Taylor (Public Enemies, Mystic Pizza).
Chad and Carey Hayes (Whiteout, The Reaping) wrote the script for the movie for New Line, who acquired the life rights to both the Warrens and the Perrons.
Production is tentatively set to start in March in North Carolina.