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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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46.

biggbear    

She did the right thing. What's wrong with being honest? If that's a crime lock her up.What's wrong with people these days ? Is everyone morally corrupt just for a buck? Screw all of those posters puttn her on blast for being honest,We all can guess where they're gonna reside when its their time to be judged!

208 days ago
47.

Mike    

I believe Sharon Stone did the right thing , she is due that money . The movie business has allot of crooks (not all, don't take that the wrong way) but if you don't do what they want, they can ruin your career with one phone call, she did the brave thing by not signing those false do***ents. She's a great actress, I hope she get's what she is owed to her, and she still looks hot !

208 days ago
48.

Pure Evil    

She still looks great.

208 days ago
49.

Clara    

I hope she doesn't prevail. Making movies IS considered artistic and you can travel there for that reason. I know people who have gone there for that same reason and never had a problem. SS seems to just get press for negative things these days.

208 days ago
50.

mikeb    

He promised me $1 million to play Hemingway but I won't go to Cuba. I want that $1 million. I am keeping the beard.

208 days ago
51.

JR    

LOL, he had the gall to ask for a wig that is intended for the person who will be playing the character. Way to stick it to him Sharon! I can only picture you standing in front of a mirror with a ****tail reciting lines to yourself in the wee hours of the morning with that wig askew on your head... Alone. No wait, you'll have one of your assistants standing outside the door waiting for you.

208 days ago
52.

sue    

Regardless of whether he asked her to lie or not, she never played the part, why does she think she deserves the money?

208 days ago
53.

Louis    

Sharon Stone is OLD NEWS. Who cares. Way past her hay day. Cast someone people still care about!

207 days ago
54.

Az9936d@hotmail.com    

She earns more from litigation than quality acting. I'll bet she's got one seriously worn out girly part.

207 days ago
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