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!