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Sharon Stone

Sues Over Cuba Flick

She's Not Fidel-ing Around

2/19/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sharon Stone claims a big time movie producer is a liar and a fraud who asked her to falsify U.S. documents so she could go to Cuba and play Ernest Hemingway's wife in a new movie  ... and when she refused she got stiffed and was ordered to return a custom wig.

Stone made a deal with Bob Yari to shoot "Papa," about the famous writer.  Sharon was slated to play Mary Hemingway, but there was a big snag.

According to the lawsuit, filed by legal pit bull Marty Singer, Stone needed legal clearance to take the trip to Castroland.  Stone claims in the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Yari asked her to LIE in order to get permission from the U.S. Government.  He wanted her to say the trip was for a "cultural endeavor" ... which it wasn't.

Stone claims Yari pressured her to falsify government documents, and when she resisted he sent her an email saying, "NO ONE has EVER been jailed for travel to Cuba."

Sharon refused to budge, so Yari -- who also produced "Crash" -- recast the role and refused to pay her the $500,000 she was promised.

To add insult to injury, Sharon says Yari actually had the gall to demand that she return the wig that had been made for the Mary Hemingway character.

Sharon is suing for the $500K.

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16.

namers    

Was just talking about her today and how she LIED that she had no idea what Verhoeven was going to do when she came to work with no undies and crossed her legs for the world to see.

Yeah, right.

210 days ago
17.

Susan62509    

If filming hadn't started and Sharon quit, then she shouldn't be entitled to $500K. Stop being petty and give the stupid wig back Sharon.

210 days ago
18.

Usagi-chan    

There is no way Sharon turned down a paying job. She was fired, I'm sure.

210 days ago
19.

jimmy d    

when she reenacts her famous basic instinct seen,it looks like a tuba hanging out of her .

210 days ago
20.

Clytemnestra    

I'm somewhat surprised she can still command a salary like that plus all of the ancillary expenses. Good for her, but too bad she didn't actually make the film. The exposure would be a plus.

210 days ago
21.

Emilio    

Stand your ground Sharon!...

210 days ago
22.

Marcus    

This story smells. No do***ent falsification is needed for travel to Cuba. Americans are allowed in. She simply had to fly from Canada.

210 days ago
23.

TuxThePenguin    

all things aside, she looks pretty dang good for 55...

210 days ago
24.

Lisa    

I don't get it...Isn't filming a movie a cultural endeavor? And why does Sharon Stone still want to be paid even though she dropped out?

210 days ago
25.

nof    

Sharon should get a minimum 10 Mil just for the insult.

Of being offered only 500K.

Then she should be able to film a late night segment.

Of shoving said_wig up his whatcha_ma-call-it.

210 days ago
26.

nof    

I'd also like to see Sharon shove her last maid or house-keeper...

Where the sun only occasionally shines.

Keep him busy for the next couple years...

210 days ago
27.

nof    

attempt 2 cuz TMZ needs more advertising on page_

Women over 45 typically go through this out here.

Wigs, Cuba, Hemingways' wife.

Minimum wages.

I blame the WGAw.

Raphaelson woulda cleared you all out!

210 days ago
28.

cementmixer    

To old. Not a draw card anymore.

210 days ago
29.

Carl    

She didn't want to do the movie and used this as an excuse. Anyone that has traveled internationally as much as her should know that sometimes you need to fudge things a little to save yourself major hassles and headaches. Anyway, films are cultural so this could easily be called a cultural endeavor without lying.

210 days ago
30.

nof    

The late, great Sid Caesar:

"Older people have the greatest buying-power in the U.S."

"Too bad they don't and won't get off the couch."

"What with their remote controls and Potato Chips."

Sharon Stone should NOT be offered any 500K roles.

210 days ago
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