Bobby Cannavale is coming to a movie theatre near you!
According to EW, the part-Cuban actor has joined the cast of Lovelace, one of two upcoming biopics about the late Linda Lovelace, who shot to stardom after her role in the 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat. The website is reporting that 41-year-old Cannavale is set to play Butchie Peraino, one of the porn film’s financial backers.
Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Lovelace is also set to star Chris Noth as the other financial backer.
This new role is great news for Cannavale, who landed the iconic role of Nicky Arnstein in the highly anticipated revival of Funny Girl before it was postponed indefinitely this fall. According to Broadway, the romantic musical was postponed because of economic reasons.
For those curious, here’s some background information on Lovelace, who died in 2002. Born Linda Susan Boreman, the actress became best known by her stage name, Lovelace. Deep Throat was enormously successful, but Lovelace later claimed that she had been forced to do the film by her first husband, Chuck Traynor. Lovelace later became part of the anti-pornographic movement. We’re curious to see how the woman’s biopic turns out…
As for Cannavale, congrats on his new role!