Exclusive: First Look at Cory Hardrict as DJ Frankie Crocker in Lovelace


Exclusive: First Look at Cory Hardrict as DJ Frankie Crocker in Lovelace
Posted by Wilson Morales

July 3, 2013

Blackfilm.com has been provided with the first look at Cory Hardrict as the legardary DJ Frankie Crocker in the upcoming film, Lovelace, which was directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

A true story of fame, abuse and betrayal set against the sexual revolution of the 1970’s, “Lovelace” stars Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard opposite an all star cast that includes Hank Azaria, Wes Bentley, Adam Brody, Bobby Cannavale, James Franco, Debi Mazar, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, Eric Roberts, Sharon Stone, Chloe Sevigny, Cory Hardrict and Juno Temple.

In 1972-before the internet, before the porn explosion-Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the highlife when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor.

As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation-less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world-and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.

Hardrict, who was last seen in the zombie movie, ‘Warm Bodies,’ and the post-apocalyptic film ‘The Day,’ also played a major role in the alien film, ‘Battle: Los Angeles.’ He is currently filming Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister‘s directorial debutTranscendence with Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, and Morgan Freeman.

Crocker was a famous New York radio DJ. (Coined “Hollywood” for his keen sense of showmanship and self-marketing tactics.) He was the master of ceremonies of shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and was one of the first V.J.’s on VH-1, the cable music video channel, in addition to hosting the TV series Solid Gold and NBC’s Friday Night Videos.

A Millennium Films Production, the film is produced by Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg for Untitled Entertainment, and Jim Young for Animus Films, with executive producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, W. Merritt Johnson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson for Nu Image/Millennium Films.

Lovelace hits theaters on August 9.

  1. ScriptTease says:

    Well good for Cory…. always nice to see Black Folk working and doing what they love.