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Sharon Stone has never shied away from controversy, either on screen (see 'Basic Instinct' ) or off (see her comments on China's earthquake being "karma").

Now, according to DeadlineHollywood, the actress is joining the cast of the sure-to-be-protested comedy 'Sweet Baby Jesus,' which transplants the nativity story to '70s-era Bethlehem, Maryland. Since the events play out at Christmas time, the locals begin expecting a Second Coming.

Stone will play the mother of pregnant hippie chick Mary, a role once reportedly offered to another 50-something sex symbol, Kim Cattrall. Sharon Stone has never shied away from controversy, either on screen (see 'Basic Instinct' ) or off (see her comments on China's earthquake being "karma").

Now, according to DeadlineHollywood, the actress is joining the cast of the sure-to-be-protested comedy 'Sweet Baby Jesus,' which transplants the nativity story to '70s-era Bethlehem, Maryland. Since the events play out at Christmas time, the locals begin expecting a Second Coming.

Stone will play the mother of pregnant hippie chick Mary, a role once reportedly offered to another 50-something sex symbol, Kim Cattrall.

In yet more cast changes, Adrien Brody is now in final negotiations to play Mary's boyfriend Joseph, instead of Sam Rockwell. The lead role of Mary was once going to be played by Britney Spears; instead, 19-year-old British singer Pixie Lott -- her hits include 'Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)' and 'Boys and Girls' -- was announced for the part in May.

Peter Hewitt, who gave the world 'Garfield' and 'Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey,' will direct. Filming begins in Maryland and Ireland next month.

Stone recently did a four-episode guest arc on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' as A.D.A. Jo Marlowe.