Controversial rocker Courtney Love will star as DEEP THROAT actress LINDA LOVELACE in a forthcoming biopic of the legendary 1970s porn star.

Love, who previously played the wife of pornography mogul Larry Flynt in THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT, has agreed to appear in LOVELACE to be written by MERRITT JOHNSON.

The late porn actress, real name LINDA BOREMAN, maintained she was never paid for 1972 movie Deep Throat, which was banned in 23 American states, but still went on to earn approximately $600 million (GBP315 million).

Lovelace became a leading feminist and anti-porn campaigner before dying in April 2002, aged 53, after sustaining injuries in a car crash.

29/03/2005 14:05