LOS ANGELES: Courtney Love, emerging from more than a year of legal woes, has agreed to play legendary porn star Linda Lovelace in an explosive movie comeback, Daily Variety said. The industry bible said that the 40-year-old actress and singer was attached to a biopic of the life of ‘Deep Throat’ star Lovelace being developed by producer Jason Blum’s firm Blumhouse Production. The movie, tentatively titled ‘Lovelace’, will trace Lovelace’s life from the age of 17, through her brief porn career and her subsequent life as a militant feminist until her death after a car accident in 2002 at the age of 53.

Love, the widow of grunge rocker Kurt Cobain, will produce the film along with Blum, while Merritt Johnson has been assigned to write the script.

While she has become better known for her court appearances than her movie turns, Love won a Golden Globe nomination in 1996 for her role as pornographer Larry Flynt’s drug-addled lover in ‘The People vs Larry Flynt’.

She also starred opposite Jim Carrey in Milos Forman’s ‘Man on the Moon’. Lovelace’s legacy was recently revived by Hollywood producer Brian Grazer’s new documentary ‘Inside Deep Throat’ the story of the cultural impact of the ground-breaking adult movie.

Grazer had secured rights to Lovelace’s her autobiography, ‘Ordeal’, but rejected the idea of making a biopic fearing it would be too depressing. ‘Inside Deep Throat’, directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, has earned just under $6,00,000 dollars since its release on February 11. — AFP