While we're getting over the bombshell release of the Demi Moore 911 call, there's another related story that's been making the rounds today.
Namely, according to reports, that producers of Lovelace, the Linda Lovelace biopic starring Amanda Seyfried currently shooting in L.A., are in talks with Mary-Louise Parker about subbing for Demi Moore in the role of feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Moore dropped out following her headline-grabbing hospitalization on Monday.
Well, E! News has done some digging and can definitely say this rumor is...
So false! At least for the moment.
"At this time Mary-Louise is not set for this role," her rep tells E! News. Producers, meanwhile, declined to comment on the Parker-as-replacement reports.
The casting problem emerged when the 49-year-old Moore was hospitalized for what her rep said was "exhaustion" following a night of partying that saw the star begin convulsing after "smoking something." She dropped out of the film and sent filmmakers scrambling to find an appropriate fill-in.
As it happens, the Weeds star is in between seasons of Showtime's hit series. And it's worth noting her publicist didn't exactly refute reports she's in negotiations, so she very well might end up in the role.
That's not to be confused with Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, a rival film about the Deep Throat star, which once had Lindsay Lohan set to play the titular character until legal problems scratched the deal. Malin Ackerman subsequently took over the part.
—Reporting by Sharareh Drury