Posted on Monday, May 18th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Update #2: Our friends at The Quentin Tarantino Archives believe that the movie is being produced by A Band Apart, which has somehow been confused as a “Quentin Tarantino production”.
Update: Our friends at Production Weekly have provided us with more information about this project:
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.
Celebrity gossip columnist Liz Smith is reporting a rumor that Sharon Stone is going to star in a movie for Quentin Tarantino titled Weekend. Supposedly the movie co-stars Jessica Biel, Lucy Liu, Dennis Hopper and Michael Madsen and it will be filmed in Serbia
Call me skeptical because the talkative filmmaker usually likes to talk up his upcoming projects, sometimes years in advance. Not only have I not heard anything about this project, but Tarantino has been working night and day to get his latest movie, Inglourious Basterds, ready for the Cannes premiere. I doubt he’s had any time to work on anything else.
I have done some searching and can’t find any reference to the project.Normally we won’t pick a story like this up, but Smith’s column is syndicated everywhere, including some of the Hollywood trade newspapers like Variety. Anyone have any information about this out of control rumor?