Bobby Darin's widow Sandra Dee is locked in a bitter battle with actor KEVIN SPACEY - because she doesn't want Drew Barrymore to portray her in a biopic of her late husband's life.

Spacey bought the rights to star as the legendary '50s crooner, who died at the age of 37.

But, according to American tabloid the STAR, problems arose when CHARLIE'S ANGELS star BARRYMORE was approached by Spacey to take on the role of young Dee in Beyond The Sea.

Outraged Dee reportedly thinks Barrymore is far too "worldly" and feels Legally Blonde beauty Reese Witherspoon would come across much more innocent.