Date: 10th January 2001
SHARON STONE has been pencilled in to star as Hollywood legend LANA TURNER in a biopic about the American mobster JOHNNY STAMPANATO.
The sultry BASIC INSTINCT actress is an "ardent fan" of the THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE star, who died five years ago. Turner had a tumultuous private life including a violent relationship with Stampanato which ended in 1959 when her 13-year- old daughter Cheryl Crane stabbed him to death in a fit of rage. She went on to marry a total of eight times.
A source close to the movie says, "Sharon is totally fascinated by Lana's life and career." (CPT/WNWCAN/RP)