First look at Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace

Entertainment Weekly have revealed the first official image of Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, but fear not, it's safe for work.

Seyfried is playing Lovelace (real name Linda Boreman) in biopic Lovelace , which traces the disturbing story of the porn superstar who became all but a household name with the breakout success of Deep Throat .

The darker side of the ordeal was later unveiled as Boreman quit pornography and revealed that her husband Chuck Traynor had forced her into the industry with beatings and gunpoint threats.

Without her trademark blond locks, Seyfried is surprising hard to recognise, while Peter Sarsgaard (seen here with a seedy sideburns-and-tache combo) plays Traynor.

Howl directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are directing Lovelace , and Demi Moore, Adam Brody, Eric Roberts and Juno Temple co-star.

Malin Akerman ( Watchmen ) is starring in a rival Lovelace biopic ( Inferno ), which is written and directed by Matthew Wilder and co-stars Matt Dillon as Traynor.

Lovelace is expected to open at some point later this year.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.