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I’ve added the latest images of Charlize from the set of Dark Places. The movie is basead on the book by Gillian Flynn’s book, Dark Places. Charlize plays Libby Day in the film. The movie is about a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes.
I’ve also added images of her from the Youth Ambassador Project.
Amy Poehler and Charlize Theron were moved to tears Friday, and it wasn’t for a role.
The actresses got emotional while being recognized for their philanthropic efforts at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon. Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal were also honored at the fifth annual event, hosted by Aisha Tyler at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Poehler cried while discussing Worldwide Orphans’ outreach to needy children.
“There are so many children in the world who have nothing,” she said. “Who are we to be in this room and be living this life without helping them?”
She recently raised money for the organization with her and Jon Hamm’s post-Emmys Losers Lounge party, where Emmy winners were asked to make donations to gain entry. She has also traveled to Haiti to help orphans.
Theron shed tears while thanking her mother for “teaching me through your actions to be a strong and powerful woman.”
The actress brought her mom to the event, where she was being honored for her efforts to end HIV and AIDS through the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach project.
Hudson almost cried while being recognized for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, which she established in the name of her slain nephew. But she left the stage before any tears fell.
The industry trade paper Variety, which now boasts its first female publisher and editor in chief, established the Power of Women luncheon to acknowledge the worldwide impact Hollywood women make through their charitable efforts. Each of the honorees’ charities was represented at the event with a booth highlighting its accomplishments.
Banks works with the American Heart Association to promote awareness of heart disease among women. Kidman is an ambassador for U.N. Women, which aims to end discrimination and violence against women worldwide. Pascal supports the suicide hotline Teen Line, and Washington is a four-year member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, which promotes arts curricula nationwide.
“So often in this town, we’re celebrated for how we look and how we dress and our style, and all of that is really cool,” Washington said. “But it’s so wonderful to be here to celebrate women in this business for what we do, not just how we look.”
Jessica Alba, a guest at the luncheon, said working with her natural-products firm The Honest Co. is often more rewarding than acting. The company, established in 2011, makes environmentally-friendly home and skincare products and shares its proceeds with needy communities.
“Entertainment is so fun and I love doing it, but this really feels like I’m doing my little part to make the world a better place,” Alba said. “If you’re blessed with a platform and access to pop culture and media, and you have the heart, being able to raise awareness for things that you care about is amazing.”
Poehler offered another reason to help others through philanthropy.
“Giving to charity is good for your skin,” she said, “and it makes your (butt) smaller.”
Charlize Theron has secretly undergone surgery for a spine injury she sustained on the set of 2005 action movie Aeon Flux.
The Oscar winner hurt herself while performing her own stunts, but she only recently opted for the corrective operation when the pain began flaring up.
A source tells UsMagazine.com, “Charlize got injured on a set and broke a vertebrae years ago. It’s been bothering her a lot lately so she had surgery to correct it and they had to go through her neck… She will be totally fine. She plans just to hang out and rest all weekend and recuperate.”
Theron has kept quiet about the procedure, but she was spotted wearing a neck scarf over a small bandage while attending Variety magazine’s 5th Annual Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, California, on Friday (04Oct13).
Another insider adds, “She’s got a small Band-Aid on her neck. She kept fussing with the white scarf. She (was) wearing (the scarf) to cover it, but it was poking out and visible.”
Source: Contact Music
The big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl, is getting a lot of attention but a movie based on one of Flynn’s other best-selling books, Dark Places, is also starting production this week.
Dark Places, about a woman who survives the massacre of her family as a kid and testifies that her brother is the murderer, has commenced filming in and around Shreveport, LA.
The movie stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll, and Tye Sheridan.
If you spot Dark Places filming in Shreveport this month (these road closures might provide a few potential locations) let us know about it at email@example.com!
Check out the full press release below:
Dark Places, the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel starring Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron (pictured above; Promethues, Monster), Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, X-Men: First Class), Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie, Kick-Ass, Let Me In), Emmy Award-nominated actress Christina Hendricks (Drive, “Mad Men”), Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”), and Tye Sheridan (Mud, Tree of Life), commenced principal photography this week on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.
“Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.”
Rounding out the cast alongside Theron, Hoult, Moretz, Hendricks, Stoll, and Sheridan are supporting cast members Sterling Jerins (World War Z, The Conjuring), who will play young Libby, and Shannon Kook (The Conjuring).
Dark Places is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) and is co-financed by Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films. Exclusive Media is producing with Stephane Marsil of Hugo Films; Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix; and Mandalay’s Cathy Schulman and Matt Rhodes. Exclusive Media’s Matt Jackson will produce, with the company’s Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, and Alex Brunner executive producing. Peter Safran will also serve as an executive producer.
The novel Dark Places was published in 2009 and was listed on The New York Times Best Seller List for more than 25 weeks. The book was also shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and won the Dark Scribe Magazine Black Quill Award for Dark Genre Novel of the Year. Gillian Flynn is one of today’s leading suspense writers with her current novel, Gone Girl, spending eight weeks at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction best-seller list of The New York Times. Gone Girl has sold more than two million copies in print and digital formats.
Source: On Location Vacations
Actress Charlize Theron has pledged her support in the campaign against AIDS during a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma.
Theron, an ambassador for the United Nations program on AIDS, met Zuma in Pretoria on Monday to discuss the fight against AIDS in South Africa and across the continent.
The South Africa-born actress says the world has the ability to usher in “an AIDS-free generation.” She says that the goal can become a reality with strong leadership like that displayed by Zuma.
According to UNAIDS, South Africa has reduced the number of new HIV infections by 12 percent in the last two years. Last year, more than 8 million HIV tests were done. However, South Africa wants citizens to get tested at least once a year.
Source: Star Tribune
CHARLIZE THERON is supporting the launch of a new fashion reality television show. Her production company, Denver & Delilah, has announced a new clothes-swapping show, Whose Closet Is It Anyway?.
The format takes three women with dramatically different styles and sees them swap wardrobes – with the idea that they might be inspired to “change the way they think”. The concept is based on an Israeli show that first aired in 2011, produced by the Keshet Media Group.
“Each participant will have to change her entire look and try on styles that are totally different from her own, all while going about her usual routine,” a Keshet Media spokesperson told The Huffington Post. “What does it feel like to walk in another woman’s stilettos? Will her family like her new look? What will her boss have to say?”
An air date for Whose Closet Is It Anyway? has yet to be confirmed.
Source: Vogue UK