James Franco joins Lovelace January 25, 2011 James Franco in talks to play pornographer Chuck Traynor… 127 Hours star James Franco is in talks to play pornographer Chuck Traynor in Lovelace. The film documents the late porn star Linda Lovelace; Traynor was Lovelace’s husband when she starred in 1972 porn blockbuster Deep Throat. Later when divorced, Lovelace accused her former husband of of forcing her into prostitution and threating her at gunpoint into performing in Deep Throat. Franco will reunite with “Howl” helmers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman who are set to direct the biopic. Kate Hudson has reportedly been offered the title role but the film is struggling to find funding.