(US), August 24, 2005

Reeves & Zeta-Jones Circle Stompanato

The Hollywood Reporter says Keanu Reeves and Catherine Zeta-Jones are circling a movie about Johnny Stompanato, the hoodlum killed by the teen daughter of his girlfriend, actress Lana Turner.

Adrian Lyne (Unfaithful) is attached to direct Stompanato. The trade adds that Warner Bros. Pictures is in talks to distribute the film.

Stompanato, a World War II vet-turned-small-time hood and wannabe actor, was killed on Good Friday 1958 in the Beverly Hills home of Turner by 14-year-old Cheryl Crane. The death was ruled as justifiable homicide, but rumors flew that Crane and Stompanato had been lovers, while other rumors flew that Turner actually killed Stompanato and let her daughter take the rap.

Reeves (Constantine) just completed work on Warners' Il Mare, a time-travel romance that reunited him with Speed partner Sandra Bullock. Zeta-Jones can next be seen reprising the character Elena in The Legend of Zorro.

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