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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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31.

nof    

"And we want our wig back..."

Real classy production.

191 days ago
32.

bring back recent posts    

Tyvm tmz....although story not too exciting , at least it is about a real celebrity, and not a reality k list one or a loser rapper or sports star breaking the law or hogging the Papps with itineraries.

191 days ago
33.

bring back recent posts    

Sharon is a beautiful woman who does't have a face all messed with Doctors......the majority of Hollywood females do.....WON't name names...hahaha..that would make me duh..lol

191 days ago
34.

YoBabyMommaLuvMe!    

Sharon Stone... Come on baby,give the wig up..... Sharon you need to behave!!!!!!... The hot milf from the Ross and Cadillac commercials is looking good!!!!...

191 days ago
35.

Politico Pablo    

She failed to show up for work in Cuba--but she still wants to be paid? Next time hire a Canadian.

191 days ago
36.

Kelly    

1. It's their wig.
2. Making a movie sounds like a cultural endeavor to me.
3. If you think Sharon has never, ever lied on customs form I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn.

191 days ago
37.

Rabbi Moishe    

Isn't participating in a historical film a "cultural endeavor"?

191 days ago
38.

Ben    

There must be something else goijg on here that we don't know about..

191 days ago
39.

Jackie    

Another spoiled brat....ha ha....retire please...You're only known for having sex scenes in your movies. perhaps join start doing porn...aww!!...

191 days ago
40.

Coconut    

Oh please Sharon you've don't worse things for your bosses in the industry!

191 days ago
41.

biglou7    

Right on sharon

191 days ago
42.

BB not bb    

So if you go to Cuba on a cultural endeavor, it is okay,but if you go on a work trip it isn't? It is not like she is working for the Cubans. She is furthering a cultural endeavor by making an American movie there. I wonder what a legal expert would say about that. Maybe you need a customs official to clear up whether he was asking her to do something illegal or not.

It sounds like some sort of misunderstanding. If she can't get into Cuba, how can she be paid to star in a movie there? If she has an expensive wig for the role, why does she think it is hers to keep?

190 days ago
43.

♥TMZ but ...    

why was Beyonce & JZee allowed to go to Cuba?

190 days ago
44.

k    

I have renewed respect for SS. She acted like a good citizen and that's not something you see very often with stars.

190 days ago
45.

DirectHit    

Ah...poor Sharon. I just read an article on Sharon and aging. She looked in the mirror and cried and cried and cried. Countless people are struggling to survive, countless more are fighting a health problem and she's so upset because she has a few wrinkles. And now her added problem was she wasn't paid half million dollars for a movie she was thrown out of. Pathetic, Sharon, just plain f....king pathetic.

190 days ago
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