For their third collaboration, philanthropic footwear company TOMS and the always-stunning Charlize Theron have joined forces to design a limited-edition espadrille that benefits the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP).
During last Friday’s launch celebration at the new TOMS flagship, the South African-born starlet explained to E! why she and founder Blake Mycoskie are a perfect pair: “We saw great opportunity to enhance each other’s dreams of change in a way that might not have been able to happen if we didn’t partner [...] I’m not ever going to get married, but this is the closest I’m going to get to a marriage that actually works.”
The orange shoe, which supports vital HIV prevention programs in Africa, features CTAOP’s sunshine logo and motto. Watch Theron discuss the collab below and shop women’s ($58) and kids ($34) styles here.
OSCAR winner Charlize Theron has seen her plans to make a tartan “Game of Thrones” turn to dust.
The South African actress wanted to make an epic TV series set in the medieval Highlands.
Theron was ready to be executive producer on the drama, which was to be called The Clan or Highlanders.
Her Hollywood-based company Denver & Delilah won a development deal with ABC Studios last year for the Scottish adventure.
But bosses at ABC – one of the biggest networks in the US – have wielded the axe.
They produced a list of 12 shows that have been shortlisted to have pilots made and Theron’s project was not one of them.
Sources close to the project said the historical drama would have featured epic battle scenes between invading vikings and clansmen.
A large chunk of the plot was to have centred round the 1263 Battle of Largs. Northern Irish film-maker Terry George joined up with Theron to work on the show.
The director-producer, who picked up a writing Oscar nomination for his film Hotel Rwanda, penned the script and was ready to direct and be an executive producer on the project.
The Clan was described as a sweeping drama set in medieval Scotland, where the great clans battle one another and Viking invaders.
But the script didn’t survive the tough fight to become one of the projects given a prized pilot show in the competitive US TV market.
An ABC spokeswoman said: “The script was not picked up to pilot.”
But it could be resurrected if another network show enough interest.
It is not known whether the filming would have taken place in Scotland.
Theron is an experienced producer, with credits including films Young Adult and Monster, which won her a best actress Oscar.
Source: Daily Record
An Oscar winner and three blockbuster stars have been added to this year’s Academy Awards slate. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe will all make “special appearances” at the ceremony on Feb. 24.
Theron won a Best Actress statuette for Monster in 2004 and was nominated again for North Country in 2006. Magic Mike star Tatum, Dark Knight Rises star Gordon-Levitt, and ex-Harry Potter Radcliffe, on the other hand, will be making their first Oscar appearances.
“We are quite excited to have Charlize, Chan, Joe and Dan join us on the show,” telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “We are happy to feature them as special guests in our production.” No further details about the quartet’s role in the program have been revealed.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Actress Charlize Theron will lead the cast of the movie adaptation of bestselling crime novel Dark Places.
The Monster star will portray lead character Libby Day in the film, which chronicles one woman’s efforts to bring her brother to justice after he is accused of killing their sisters and mother in a cult ritual.
The film adaptation of author Gillian Flynn’s book will be French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s first American movie. It will be co-produced by Theron’s film company Denvery & Delilah, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Dark Places became a big hit upon its release in 2009, remaining on the New York Times Bestseller List for more than 25 weeks.
Charlize Theron is to be honoured for her humanitarian work again at this weekend’s (09Feb13) Cinema for Peace Gala in Berlin, Germany.
After picking up the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the Oscar winner will be feted for the work she does to eradicate Aids through her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.
The actress will be awarded the Honorary Chair of this year’s Cinema for Peace Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where she’ll be awarded the Cinema for Peace Honorary Award.
Gala founder Jaka Bizilj says, “As a South African, Charlize Theron cares deeply about the human suffering of those infected, their families and friends due to Hiv and Aids. Every day thousands of people die of this disease. Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project contributes tremendously in the concerned areas, helping to educate children and minors about Hiv and Aids as well as to support affected persons.”
Also up for major honours at the event are films by Oscar-nominated directors Michael Haneke (Amour), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), who are all nominated in the Most Valuable Movie of the Year category at the gala, alongside Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Nicholas Jarecki, Juan Antonio Bayona, Jacques Audiard and Kim Nguyen.
Source: Contact Music
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First Oldboy, now Lady Vengeance.
Charlize Theron has been cast for years as fierce women warrior types, and she’s ready to take on another iconic role as the lead in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, a remake of South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s acclaimed 2005 thriller Lady Vengeance, the third in Park’s vengeance trilogy, which also includes 2003′s Oldboy, currently being remade by Spike Lee.
Annapurna Pictures, Theron’s production outfit Denver & Delilah Films, and Asian company CJ Entertainment have partnered for the remake, with The Departed Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan writing the script, according to a press release Wednesday.
Theron and Denver & Delilah partner Beth Kono, Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison and Chelsea Barnard, plus CJ Entertainment’s Ted Kim, and William Monahan, are producing, with Justine Suzanne Jones of Henceforth Pictures, AJ Dix of Denver & Delilah, Ted Schipper of Annapurna Pictures and Miky Lee of CJ Entertainment as executive producers. Ellison and Annapurna Pictures are financing the movie, according to the release.
Combining the names of Park’s 2002 trilogy lead-off Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, and Lady Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance will follow the story of a woman, played by Theron, who completes a prison term for a murder she’s innocent of committing, then vows to punish the real killer and avenge the dead.
“This will be very American – and very unexpected,” said Monahan in a statement. “Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.”
The announcement proves to expand Park’s already rising star. With Lee remaking equally bloody Oldboy, with Josh Brolin starring as the imprisoned lead who also gets out and seeks vengeance, the attention on South Korean remakes will only increase. Check out EW’s extensive interview with Park, whose first English language film Stoker, starring Nicole Kidman, will be released next year, as well as first-time English language movies by South Korean directors Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) and Kim Jee-woon (The Last Stand), touting A-list casts.