Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Martin Freeman Joins Captain America: Civil War
But which side will he be on?
New Indiana Jones Movie Confirmed By Kathleen Kennedy
The adventuring archaeologist will seek fortune and glory again
Second Star Wars Anthology Film Reportedly About Boba Fett
And it still needs a director
Will Poulter Is Pennywise The Clown
In Cary Fukunaga's new take on Stephen King's It
Jennifer Aniston Considering Mean Moms
Buzzing around a queen bee role
John Cleese Heads For Albion
Playing the villain in Rise Of The Danann
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
29 April 2015
Final Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer Crashes Online
What a lovely day!
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
25 March 2016
Mad Max: Fury Road
14 May 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Her (2014)
Empire Star Rating
American Hustle (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Man Of Steel (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Trouble With The Curve (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Charlize Theron May Head To Dark Places
For the Gillian Flynn adaptation

04 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Bad news for Amy Adams: it appears she trusted her GPS when heading for the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel Dark Places, and she ended up in vaguely murky places instead. It’s an easy mistake to make… The film now needs a lead, and it seems Charlize Theron is interested.

Gilles Paquet-Brenner is still attached to direct his script, which digs deep into repressed memory and how events can be altered by the passage of time. Fans will notice a few shades of Atonement in the synopsis below.

If she signs on to star and produce, Theron will play a woman whose family was slaughtered when she was seven. Back in the day, she pointed to her brother as the culprit, testifying against him in court. Now, 25 years later, the Kill Club, a group obsessed with notorious crimes, confronts her with some searching questions about what actually happened that day. Could the truth lie somewhere in between? Probably…

The film’s distribution rights will be sold at the Berlin Film Festival market later this week and Theron jumps aboard, that would help it immensely. Paquet-Brenner wants the cameras rolling in March.

Flynn’s works are hot properties at the moment, especially given how her book most recent book, Gone Girl, rocketed up the bestseller lists. David Fincher is circling that one and Sharp Objects is sitting in Jason Blum’s development shed.

Theron, who is also considering Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways To Die In The West, most recently worked on Mad Max: Fury Road.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Rodrigo Santoro Joins Jane Got A Gun
He's saddling up
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Look, Theron! You're Acting Like An Ape, A Wild Ape!
Awesome! Big Garth Marenghi fan...no, wait, this isn't right. More

Posted by sirvolkar at 07:21 on 05 February 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Film Studies 101: Being A Location Manager
Avengers: Age Of Ultron's Jamie Lengyel shares the tricks of the trade

10 Avengers: Age Of Ultron Secrets
Exclusive: Joss Whedon spills the beans on Empire's spoiler podcast

Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)