By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated November 14, 1997 12:00 AM

Courtney Love, 36, has ankled the movie “John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars” — literally. The rocker-actress injured her ankle and had to leave the $30 million production, which is on such a tight budget, reports Variety, that the producers couldn’t wait for her to mend. Love’s publicist confirmed the injury but not the exit from the futuristic film, in which Love was cast to play a police lieutenant opposite Ice Cube. Shooting is set to begin Aug. 8.