Adapted from the play, the screenplay is based loosely on the infamous Lana Turner-Johnny Stompanato-Cheryl Crane scandal, told from “Johnny’s” point of view. Johnny, a young gigolo/hood, sees Serena, an older, legendary movie actress, as his ticket to a new life, while Serena dreams of the glory days when she was the Hollywood glamour queen. Caught in the middle of this doomed triangle is Chris, Serena’s 14-year-old daughter – moody and awkward, with little of her mother’s grace or beauty.
Optioned by Molecular and Altered State Entertainment (Jeff Beard, Brendan Gabriel Murphy and Michael David Lynch, producers)
Optioned by Ruben Preuss, producer
Optioned by Sheri Brummond, producer