Eva Sørhaug will direct the script by William Day Frank, based on an original idea by Sørhaug. Lost City’s Mason Novick and John Finemore will produce the movie, alongside Sørhaug and Frank. The executive producers are Lost City’s James Hoppe and Elizabeth Grave.
Mister Smith Entertainment is debuting the film to international buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Nov. 1 in Santa Monica, Calif. CAA and Endeavor Content will oversee U.S. sales.
“Sunny” marks Sørhaug’s English-language feature directorial debut. The Norwegian native previously directed the films “90 Minutes” and “Cold Lunch.” She’s also helmed episodes of USA Network’s “Damnation” and “Falling Water.”
Stone will portray a woman who radiates perfection on the surface, but has 24 hours to get out of town before the local mob boss discovers her family’s devastating secret.
“Sharon Stone is the perfect actress to bring Sunny and all of her complexities to the screen,” Sorhaug said. “Her effortless ability to play strong, sexy women will take this fierce female character to the next level.”
Stone won a Golden Globe and earned an Academy Award nomination for her role in Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” opposite Robert De Niro. She appeared in James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” and will be seen in “Mosaic,” Steven Soderbergh’s six-part HBO limited series.
Stone is represented by CAA and Mosai. Sørhaug is repped at WME, Industry Entertainment, and by Ryan Nord at Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman. Frank is represented at WME and by Jill McElroy at Management 360.