The first members of Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff have been named. The writer revealed them himself via his twitter/Blog. Fabien Martorell [Traumatized, Meet Lloyd Kaufman] will direct the adaptation of 2009 novel. The three named are Daryl Hannah, Tom Sizemore and Thora Birch. Palahniuk's adapted novels include Fight Club and Choke. Snuff centers on an ageing porn star "Cassie Wright" [Hannah] as she attempts to break a world record by having sex with 600 men in one day. The story follows three men, "Mr. 600", "Mr. 72" and "Mr. 137" as they wait to take part in the record attempt.
Snuff is described by Palahniuk on his site as follows:
"From the vantage point of three men waiting in line to be three of the 600 men Cassie Wright plans on having sex with on camera to break a world record, Snuff is not for the shy and reserved. Number 600 is the man who introduced Cassie to the industry and the man who introduces us to the rest of the men waiting in line. Number 72 is not only one of the youngest ones there--20 something years old--but he is one of the too many men claiming to be Cassie's son. The last man, number 137, has been in the television biz and is looking to get his career back on track by screwing an on-the-verge-of-being-dried-up porn queen. This is not a sex novel--sorry, gentlemen. It is a story of men bonding over a similar interest, getting to know one another through their future sexual conquest, and, for a few, trying to find--and twistedly bang--their misplaced mother. There is a surprising lack of sex for a novel about a porn star and her 600 exploits. But don't be turned off by this. There's still some sex, plenty of laughs, and some telling moments as each of the three main narrators finds something buried deep within himself."
Hannah will play Cassie, Sizemore plays Mr. 600 and Birch, has been cast as Sheila [Cassie's personal assistant]. Palahniuk's novel is inspired by adult actress Annabel Chong, who engaged in 251 sexual acts with 70 men over 10 hours. This was brought to the big screen in Sex: The Annabel Chong Story.