Charlize Theron is preparing to tell a Viking drama.
The actress-producer has sold The Clan to ABC, marking the Oscar winner’s third sale this development season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The Clan is described as a sweeping drama set in the Highlands of medieval Scotland, where the great clans battle one another — and the Viking invaders.
Hotel Rwanda writer-director-producer Terry George — who picked up a writing Oscar nomination for the Don Cheadle starrer — is on board to write, direct and executive produce the project.
Theron will exec produce through her ABC Studios-based Denver & Delilah shingle. The sale marks the Monster actress’ latest move this development season and first at ABC. She’s also attached to executive produce a modern-day take on Hatfields & McCoys with Eagle Eye’s John Glenn and family drama Holiday with Californication’s Gina Fattore, both set up at NBC.
Theron has been an active producer, with credits including features Young Adult, Sleepwalking and Monster. She has a handful of features in development as well as a small-screen effort — Mind Hunter, with David Fincher — in development at HBO.
On the big screen, Theron is in preproduction on Mad Max: Fury Road and in talks to produce and potentially star in a drama about slain war reporter Marie Colvin.
George, who picked up an Oscar this year for the live-action short The Shore and was nominated for adapting In the Name of the Father with Jim Sheridan, is repped by WME.
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Charlize Theron and producer Basil Iwanyk are teaming up for a film about the life of recently killed war journalist Marie Colvin.
Iwanyk and Thunder Road’s Peter Lawson have optioned the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” with Theron and her Denver and Delilah Films partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix in talks to join Iwanyk as producers. The project is being eyed as a possible acting vehicle for Theron, though she has not committed to star.
A search for a writer to adapt the piece written by Marie Brenner is underway. (Brenner also wrote the article that became the 1999 Michael Mann movie The Insider.)
Colvin died in February while covering the civil war in Syria. She was a well-known American war correspondent who wrote for the British paper The Sunday Times, covering wars and conflicts from Kosovo and Chechnya to East Timor and Sri Lanka — where she lost an eye.
Colvin specialized in Middle East affairs and was covering the Syrian uprising in a building that was being shelled by the Syrian Army when she died at age 56.
Colvin was known for her brash style and she fought to bring attention to the inhuman and blood-spilling scenes she witnessed She also endured three divorces and post-traumatic stress disorder in a careeer that made her one of the most important war journalists in the field.
Thunder Road’s Lawson will executive produce.
The project is a change of pace for Iwanyk, whose recent credits include such popcorn hits as The Expendables, Clash of the Titans and its 2012 sequel, Wrath of the Titans. But he also was a producer on The Town, the Oscar-nominated crime movie directed by Ben Affleck. Insiders say that Iwanyk hopes to emulate the path blazed by Town and make a prestigeous and classy drama.
The last time Theron was involved in telling a true-life tale, she won a best actress Oscar for 2003’s Monster, which she also produced. Among Denver and Delilah’s film projects is Murder Mystery, to which John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) is attached to direct. She is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.
ICM Partners brokered the option deal.
Charlize Theron is desperate for her hair to grow back.
The actress shaved off her famed blonde locks for her role in new movie ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, but while she was happy to do it for the film, she isn’t comfortable with her new look and can’t wait to get rid of her skinhead.
A source told National Enquirer magazine: “She is not going out in public as much because of her hair. She’s growing it out as soon as possible.”
The 36-year-old beauty is said to have stocked up on hair products in a bid to make her locks grow faster.
Charlize is playing Furiosa in the movie, starring alongside Tom Hardy, and she recently admitted it has taken three years for the film to come together.
The mother-of-one said: “It’s been three years: It’s time to skin this cat already! I’m very excited about it.
“The original ‘Mad Max’ created such a vivid world, so to go back and re-imagine it and re-play in that sandbox sounds like fun to me. It’s a really challenging piece of material.”
Charlize and co-star Michael Fassbender is on the cover of next month’s issue of W magazine. Looks like the magazine focuses on Michael in this cover since Charlize is barely recognizable. Also I like the painting-like look of the cover. Charlize is wearing a Christian Dior dress in the cover. Can’t wait to see the rest of the editorial from this issue.
Actress Charlize Theron has ruled out a stint on Broadway because she feels “uncomfortable” in front of a large crowd.
The blonde beauty has wowed fans in such films as The Cider House Rules and Monster, but she confesses she’s left terrified by the prospect of live theatre.
She tells Interview magazine, “I’m just not made for that kind of live audience where you don’t create a fourth wall. I take my hat off to those guys. It’s not disconnected enough for me… Some people are good at performing in front of people like that, but I’m uncomfortable at it. I think maybe that’s the difference between acting and being a performer… As soon as there are 200 people in a theatre watching me, I get really scared.”
And Theron admits she’s previously turned down offers from her Young Adult director pal Jason Reitman to participate in his famed theatrical readings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – because she can’t stand the pressure.
She adds, “I’ve even said to Jason, ‘I will jump off a building for you, but I will not do that.'”
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