Howl co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have announced their next feature — a drama about the late oral-sex queen and subsequent feminist and antiporn activist Linda Lovelace, based on a script by W. Merritt Johnson.

Lovelace is “a story with great dramatic and psychological dimensions,” said Friedman. “It’s also set against a backdrop of shifting sexual mores, which should be a lot of fun to dig into.”

Producers Laura Rister at Untitled Entertainment, Jim Young at Animus Films and Heidi Jo Markel at Eclectic Pictures are in “active negotiations” with Nu Image to finance the project. Johnson will executive produce.