Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is no stranger to different projects in a variety of genres. She has never been afraid of pushing boundaries and now comes word that Theron is joining forces with Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk to produce and, possibly, star in a biopic of determined war journalist Marie Colvin.
The veteran Sunday Times war reporter has been killed in February in the besieged Syrian city of Homs and Iwanyk and Peter Lawson have both optioned the Vanity Fair article ‘Marie Colvin’s Private War’; Theron and her Denver and Delilah Films partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix are in talks to produce the film as well.
The producing team is currently looking for a writer to adapt Marie Brenner‘s heartbreaking must-read article.
The project is being reconceived as a starring vehicle for Theron, but she only confirmed as a producer.
The last time she was involved in telling a real-life tale, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster, which she also produced.