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Lindsey Vonn Channels Sharon Stone In ‘Basic Instinct’ For ESPN The Mag Cover

Va Va Va Voom Vonn! Hubba hubba. Now that’s what I call putting your best foot forward. Or leg. Or whatever.

As you can see, the upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine is a “Movie Spectacular!” and how about everybody’s favorite sexy Olympian, Miss Lindsey Vonn, completely nailing Catherine Tramell – the hypersexed, potentially homicidal temptress seductively portrayed by Sharon Stone in the classic film, Basic Instinct – for the issue’s cover? Well, perhaps “completely nailing Catherine Tramell” isn’t the best way to put it. Wait. Why yes, yes it is.

Anyhoo, here’s the digs on this so-called “Movie Spectacular!” issue (via ESPN Media Zone):

ESPN The Magazine’s deep-dive, single-topic-focused format will tackle the movie industry when its first-ever “Film Issue” hits newsstands Friday, Nov. 19. The issue explores the industry’s best sports movies, gives pointers on how “not to make a football flick” and asks sports figures to rate the film adaptation of their lives in the feature “Scale of 1 to 10.” The issue’s cover features Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn who channels Sharon Stone as Basic Instinct’s Catherine Tramell. Vonn is joined by fellow athletes in reenacting iconic movie scenes, including Danica Patrick as Anchorman’s Veronica Corningstone and Tank Johnson, Chad Ochocinco and Dhani Jones as The Hangover’s  Zach Galifianakis Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper.

Ooh la la – Danica Patrick as Veronica Corningstone? Not too shabby. Although if it were up to me, I would have had Patrick stick to what she knows and channeled a character from a movie dealing with the world of auto racing. And why not go with perhaps the sexiest character ever from a racing movie? That’s right folks: I am of course referring to Brewster Baker, a character brought to life by none other than Kenny Rogers in the 1982 classic, Six Pack. Talk about dreamy.

Um, moving on, a behind-the-scenes video of Vonn’s sexy, sultry photo shoot follows.

I have to say, Vonn is almost a spitting image for Stone in that white minidress getup. Not many gals could pull that off, although we shouldn’t be surprised with Vonn’s ability to bring the sexy, considering her provocative appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue earlier this year.

But damn, that’s good stuff. I don’t know about anyone else, but I am eagerly awaiting the release of the “Unrated Director’s Cut” from Vonn’s photo shoot. You know, if there ever could be such a thing.

ESPN The Magazine Film Issue: Lindsey Vonn as “Catherine Tramell” on Cover [ESPN Media Zone]