It feels like
it's been a quiet couple of years for Charlize Theron, but her busy 2012
potentially just got busier. Deadline are reporting that Theron is in talks
to join Cities of Refuge as
both star and producer.
Details about the project are frustratingly thin, but the official
line so far is that it's a crime thriller in which Theron would play
"an investigator brought in to solve a brutal murder and kidnapping in
which things aren't what they seem?" So the victim wasn't kidnapped
and isn't dead?
The only other informtion that's currently "out there" is
that the screenwriter is one Brandon Willer, whose lack of a profile on the
IMDb suggests he's a newcomer about to get his big break. It would appear
to be an original screenplay, which means it isn't based on the novels by
Tom Piazza or Michael Helm, or on the song by Nick Cave, in which you'll
kneel at the feet of a woman of the street and the gutters will run with
blood, and the grave will spew you out, and the blood won't wash off.
Awesome as that would be.
Whatever, if it happens, Cities
of Refuge will nestle alongside Prometheus and Snow
White and the Huntsman in Theron's 2012 diary. The just-finished Young Adult, which is already
picking up strong notices and Oscar whispers for Theron, is out in the UK
on February 10.