James Franco May Play Hugh Hefner

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James Franco once complained to Vulture that he doesn't look good in tank tops, but how might he look in a smoking jacket? Variety reports that Franco is in talks to cameo as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner in Lovelace, which is set to star Amanda Seyfried as adult-film actress Linda Lovelace. He'd join a cast that already includes Peter Sarsgaard as Lovelace's manager-husband (a role Franco himself was once courted for) as well as new additions Hank Azaria, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, and Robert Patrick. And hey, if talks break off with Franco, the filmmakers can always sub in his surprisingly swarthy NMA.tv stand-in.