Charlize Theron officially signs on to star in 'Dark Places'
Gilles Paquet-Brenner ("Sarah's Key," "Pretty Things") will write and direct the film, in which Theron will play Libby Day, a woman who -- when she was only 7 -- was the sole survivor of a family massacre seemingly at the hands of her brother. She had testified against him, and 25 years later, is confronted by a criminal rights advocacy group who force her to recount her story in order to uncover a hidden truth.
"We are delighted to be teaming up with Charlize, Mandalay Vision, Stephane, and Gilles to bring this riveting thriller based on Gillian’s best-selling book to a worldwide movie audience," said Sinclair and East in a statement. "Devoted fans of her book will be delighted to learn that the screen adaptation is coming from such a stellar team of creative filmmakers,"
Theron was recently seen in "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Prometheus," and is recently finished shooting George Miler's "Mad Max: Fury Road."