According to Variety, American filmmaker Ryan Eslinger has snagged Sharon Stone to star in his $2 million indie project When a Man Falls in a Forest, and he's also penning a script for her to direct.

In the as-yet-unfinanced pic, Stone is attached to play an unhappily married woman who shoplifts to relieve her suffering. The woman is one of four sad, middle-class characters living in a small town in the Midwest.