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ELLEN Barkin may soon get the ultimate comeuppance on Ron Perelman - by trashing her billionaire ex-hubby in a thinly disguised HBO series based on her life as a sizzling cougar after their bitter divorce.
Barkin will executive-produce and star in a half-hour pilot being scripted for an untitled show about a woman, "famous for her high-profile marriage, who divorces and re-enters the singles market," according to Variety.
"You have this character in her early 50s whose life explodes suddenly," Shauna Cross, who's writing the script, told the trade paper. "Her nerve and life experience allows her to tell the world to go screw itself, and they love her for it."
Barkin, 54, pocketed $60 million from Perelman, 66, who slapped her with divorce papers in 2006, then booted her from his East 63rd Street mansion. But she quickly struck back. The "Sea of Love" hottie auctioned off more than 100 jewels he'd lavished on her, netting an additional $20.3 million.
And when she bumped into Perelman at the Waverly Inn with new girlfriend Anna Chapman, Barkin threw a glass of water in his face and hissed at Chapman: "I feel sorry for you that you have to [bleep] him tonight."
"There's so much source material to work with," an acquaintance of the couple laughed. "The first week, Ellen could be out on the sidewalk in her socks screaming as the movers are loading up her things. In the second week, she could soak Ron with water."
Perelman had no comment. Barkin's representative confirmed the pilot but offered no further details.