A star of America's TV dating show the bachelor is set to make her acting debut - as legendary screen beauty Ava Gardner.
Gia Allemand auditioned for the role of Frank Sinatra's one-time wife shortly after her stint on The Bachelor ended and producer Gianni Russo admits he was stunned by her talents the moment she walked in to the room.
He tells the Globe, "She looks a lot like Ava, but it's really the passion that she had that convinced me to cast her."
The Godfather star insists his untitled movie will be more fact than fiction because he actually knew Sinatra.