James Franco As Hugh Hefner! See Other Celebs Portraying Real-Life Characters (PHOTOS)


Is James Franco pulling of the Playboy look? The actor is portraying bachelor icon Hugh Hefner in the upcoming film Lovelace, and we think he definitely has the hair down. 

Check out the split of Franco and a young Hefner and let us know if you think the actor looks like the Playboy mogul. While you're at it, check out our gallery of other celebs who've played real-life characters!

Lovelace is based on the Deep Throat porn star Linda Lovelace, a role that is being played by Big Love actress Amanda Seyfried. 

This film has had a bit of drama surrounding the casting. Demi Moore backed out of her cameo after it was reported she was admitting herself into a treatment facility. In other Lovelace casting news, Amanda's Big Love costar Chloe Sevigny will also be joining the cast.

Check out Amanda on set as the porn star in the gallery below. 

The film, according to IMDB, is about Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

This isn't Franco's first portrayal of a real-life person. Check him out in the trailer for his Oscar nominated role as Aron Ralson in 127 Hours 

 

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  • Julie
    Julie

    Still better than Minka Kelly.

  • Julie
    Julie

    See Lifetime, HBO chooses REAL ACTORS for their movies.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Bill Murray for Oscar!

  • Julie
    Julie

    They really look like each other a lot, but I have serious doubts about Ashton's acting talent.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Don't screw up, or the angels will kill you.

  • Julie
    Julie

    I think she will be better than Reese Witherspoon. Too bad it's only a TV movie.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Can't wait!

  • Julie
    Julie

    The Butler sounds so exciting. So many actors playing so many important people.

  • Julie
    Julie

    AMAZING!

  • Julie
    Julie

    I want to see the pictures first, but I think Scarlett can do this .

  • Julie
    Julie

    I am still in shock that she will portrait this legend, but the movie is sure gonna bring a lot of rating for Lifetime.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hope she won't screw up.

  • InsertNameHere
    InsertNameHere

    Oh my god, who the fuck gave her that role, she's hot but she looks nothing like her

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