Catherine Zeta-Jones is in talks to play Lana Turner alongside Keanu Reeves in a film about her tumultuous romance with bodyguard JOHNNY STOMPANADO.

The movie will follow the infamous Hollywood relationship between Stompanado (Reeves), a bodyguard and bagman for infamous gangster MICKEY COHEN, and screen icon Turner.

Their romance came to a sticky end in April 1958, when Turner's daughter CHERYL CRANE stabbed Stompanado to death in what was later ruled justifiable homicide.

If negotiations are successful, Zeta-Jones will start filming in January (06).