Rumor: Sharon Stone Joining Quentin Tarantino's Weekend?
by Alex Billington
May 19, 2009
Wait just a minute! On the eve of the world premiere of Tarantino's newest film, which took years to pull together, a rumor hits about another never-heard-of project? Of all the places for this to come from, it's Variety, where they say (without confirmation) that Sharon Stone is potentially involved in a new project called Weekend to be directed by Quentin Tarantino. In addition to Stone, it will also star Jessica Biel, Lucy Liu, Dennis Hopper and Michael Madsen and it will film in Serbia. Has anyone ever heard about this before? Does Tarantino really have a new project lined up? Or is this just an early rumor gone too far?
"Michael Madsen & Bret Davidson were attached to direct together last year, Davidson wrote the script. Max, a retired war hero, sets to enjoy a weekend at his cabin. While riding his motorcycle on the way up he stops to give a helpful hand to a beautiful woman, Rita, whose car has broken down on the side of the road. He helps her to the nearest repair shop without knowing Rita’s current involvement with the most powerful influence in Las Vegas. Unbeknownst to him Max is soon to enter into the biggest battle for his life."
That doesn't sound like a bad concept, I like it, but uh, I just don't think Tarantino has already lined up his next gig. I mean, tomorrow he's presenting his WWII masterpiece (or so we hope) to hordes of hungry critics here in Cannes. As much as I'd love to see him work with Dennis Hopper and Michael Madsen (again), it probably won't happen. But of course, we are expecting plenty of Tarantino updates over the next few days, and hopefully a confirmation on this project or news on another one. I'm still a full-time supporter of Quentin Tarantino and believer that he's still going strong, so let's bring on more madness, maestro!
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
I honestly can't see Tarantino directing someone else's script.
Fuelbot on May 19, 2009
Quentin isn't the man. Roger Avary is.
Jamie on May 19, 2009
Could be good. Let's see if he drops the ball with his Basterds first though, then I'll decide whether or not to get excited.
Smiffy1 on May 19, 2009
Phew! - for a moment I feared this was going to be a remake of the Godard classic.
sleepykid on May 19, 2009
memphistyler on May 19, 2009
Cinemassiv on May 19, 2009
this is just a rumor... and a bad one at that. in two interviews done at Cannes over the weekend, he said he has no idea what his next project is and that he will more then likely take a year off.
Al on May 19, 2009
total bs of a story
fucku on May 19, 2009
sorry if i sounded pissed off Alex, it wasn't you i was blaming, just a distaste for the story in general.
Al on May 19, 2009
I agree with Mr Cinemassiv. Although.. I do not agree on his name.
Jamie on Jun 2, 2009
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