I’m not a big fan of Charlize Theron, but I actually like this casting news – she’s attached to star in the upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s novel Dark Places. And, what definitely sounds great is that Theron comes on board to play a woman whose family was massacred when she was still a small child. In other words – don’t expect sunshine & rainbows from this project…
So, at this moment we know that Sarah Key helmer Gilles Paquet-Brenner will direct the whole thing from his own script, and that Charlize Theron is set to play a woman named Libby Day, who, at the age of 7, survived the massacre of her sisters and mother in what appeared to a Satanic cult ritual.
She testifies against her brother, who is convicted of the killings, but 25 years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event and she begins her own investigation.
Flynn’s novel was published in 2009 and was listed on the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 25 weeks. The book was also shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and won the Dark Scribe Magazine Black Quill Award for Dark Genre Novel of the Year.
At the end of this report, let us also mention that Exclusive Media’s Guy East and Nigel Sinclair will produce and fully finance the film alongside Theron’s production company Denver and Delilah Productions with partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix; StephaneMarsil’s Hugo Productions and Mandalay Vision’s Matthew Rhodes.
Stay tuned for more updates!