Lyne to helm Turner tale with Zeta-Jones, Reeves
Warner Bros. is mobilizing a feature on the fiery romantic relationship between Lana Turner and Johnny Stompanato.
The studio is in talks with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Keanu Reeves to star in a drama Adrian Lyne will direct.
If deals can be worked out, untitled pic will shoot in January. Script was penned by David and Janet Peoples, with a rewrite by Sebastian Gutierrez. Beau Flynn, Bill Lischak and Erwin Stoff produce. WB’s Kevin McCormick will oversee.
Drama chronicles the infamous Hollywood courtship between Johnny Stomp, a bodyguard and bagman for gangster Mickey Cohen, and movie star Turner. Their relationship ended when Turner’s daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed Stompanato to death on April 4, 1958, in what was ruled justifiable homicide.
Pic would put Reeves back in the WB fold, where he has made “Constantine” and “The Matrix” pics. He’ll next be seen in “A Scanner Darkly” and “Thumbsucker” and just completed “Il Mare” opposite Sandra Bullock. Zeta-Jones will next be seen with Antonio Banderas in “The Legend of Zorro.”