Sean Penn To Direct Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem In ‘The Last Face’ For River Road’s Bill Pohlad

Seanpenn1 Charlize TheronAn interesting film project is quickly coming together now with Sean Penn, Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem, which is readying to be shot in Africa. The love story, called The Last Face, will be directed by Penn and is on the verge of getting the go-ahead from River Road and Bill Pohlad, with Bill Gerber and Matt Palmieri also producing. Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Color) is also on board. Theron, who is romantically linked with Penn, will star as a doctor who doing humanitarian relief work in Africa amidst violent political conflicts in the region. She meets another doctor (Bardem) who is doing the same work, and the story revolves around tough moral decisions that must be made during time of civil unrest. Exarchopoulos is expected to play a journalist.Javier_Bardem

This will be Penn and Pohlad’s fourth collaboration. They previously worked together on Into the Wild, which garnered two Oscar noms. Pohlad also produced Terence Malick’s Oscar-nominated Tree Of Life, which Penn narrated and starred, as well as Fair Game. Of course Pohlad was one of the producers of this year’s Best Picture winner 12 Years A Slave. Penn, Theron, Bardem and Pohlad are all Oscar winners. Read More »

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Charlize Theron Sets Karen Croner-Scripted Universal Pitch Based On ‘Everything Nice’

By | Thursday March 6, 2014 @ 3:59pm PST
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theronEXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has acquired a pitch inspired by the Ellen Shanman novel Everything Nice that will be written by Karen Croner as a potential star vehicle for Charlize Theron. Theron will produce with her Denver And … Read More »

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AFM: Charlize Theron Pic ‘Dark Places’ Goes Everywhere As Exclusive Media Wraps Sales

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 5:59pm PST

Exclusive Media has closed a ton of deals to send the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller to five continents. Charlize Theron toplines and co-produces writer-director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s Dark Places, which has sold in more than 20 territories at AFM. The thriller now has all-rights deals with Mars in France, Remstar in Canada, CCC in Japan, Svensk in Scandinavia, Ascot Elite in Switzerland, Nu Metro in South Africa, Odeon in Greece, Sam Films in Iceland, Tanweer in Turkey, India and Pakistan, Tandem in Bulgaria, Discovery in Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia, AQS in the Czech Republic, Prorom in Hungary and Romania, Monolith in Poland, West in Russia/the Baltic States, Noori in South Korea, and United King in Israel. It also pacted with IDC in Latin America, Front Row in the Middle East, PT Amero in Indonesia, Universal Excel in Malaysia, Captive in the Philippines, Intercontinental in Hong Kong, M Pictures in Thailand, Noori / Megastar in Vietnam, Cathay in Singapore, CMC in Taiwan, Fox/Star for SEAsian TV and Jaguar for planes/ships.

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UPDATE: ‘Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks Lands New ‘Dark Places’ Role

By | Tuesday September 3, 2013 @ 5:32pm PDT

UPDATE, 5:32 PM: Charlize Theron just got a new movie mother, and it is Christina Read More »

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‘Dark Places’ Adds ‘House Of Cards’ Corey Stoll & ‘Rescue Me’s Andrea Roth

The cast for the Charlize Theron co-produced Dark Places continues to grow. House Of Cards’ Corey Stoll and Rescue Me’s Andrea Roth have both been added to the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling mystery novel … Read More »

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Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah And Bunim/Murray Ink Unscripted Joint Venture

By | Monday July 29, 2013 @ 11:10am PDT

The Oscar-winning actress’ production company and Bunim/Murray Productions today announced that they have formed a yet-unnamed joint venture to develop and produce unscripted programming for TV. Charlize Theron and partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix’s Denver Read More »

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‘Dark Places’ Adds ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’s’ Nicholas Hoult

By | Wednesday April 3, 2013 @ 11:22am PDT

Nicholas Hoult has joined the cast of Dark Places with Charlize Theron. The actor would play a character named Lyle in the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn mystery novel about a woman forced to re-face … Read More »

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Chloe Moretz In Talks To Join ‘Dark Places’ With Charlize Theron

By | Monday April 1, 2013 @ 2:14pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Chloe Moretz is in negotiations to join Charlize Theron in the thriller Dark Places. The actress would play a character named Diondra in the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn mystery novel, about a woman forced to re-face the massacre of her family over two decades before. Deadline broke the story in early February that Theron was on board. In the film, Theron, who is co-producing through her Denver and Delilah Productions, plays Libby Day, a woman who 25 years ago testified against her brother as the killer of their family. Now a group called the Kill Club believes he is innocent and is out to prove it. Gilles Paquet-Brenner is writing and directing the adaptation of the 2009 book. Exclusive Media is fully financing and producing alongside Denver and Delilah. Read More »

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ABC Studios, Producers Part Ways

By | Tuesday March 26, 2013 @ 7:42pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Two ABC Studios-based producers are moving on as their deals are coming up: Charlize Theron and her Denver And Delilah Prods, and veteran writer-producer Bob Daily. Theron, who is expected … Read More »

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Style Orders Three New Series, Puts Charlize Theron-Produced Show In Development

By | Tuesday February 12, 2013 @ 9:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Style has greenlighted three more original series to bring the number of new shows set to debut on the network this year to 10 — more than double the new offerings in 2012 as Style is aiming at a 22% increase of original programming. The new series include Style’s first-ever live show, weekly topical fashion series Pop Style (working title) hosted by Jeannie Mai and Louise Roe, which is expected to feature extensive interactive elements; a new “reimagined” version of Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous; and a new docu-series from real estate mogul Katrina Campins. Other new series on tap for 2013 include recently launched Kimora: House Of Fab; Styled To Rock, executive produced and starring Rihanna; a home makeover series with Bill Rancic; and Betsey + Lulu, about Betsey Johnson and her daughter Lulu.

Additionally, Style has teamed with Oscar winner Charlize Theron to develop new competition series Glam Squad (working title), featuring hair stylists and make-up artists who compete to win major Hollywood assignments. The network’s new programming “speaks to all aspects of what we call stylish living,” said Style Media president Salaam Coleman Smith. Style, which also is bringing back Giuliana & Bill for a sixth season and Tia & Tamera for third this summer, is coming off a rebranding last year and posting its highest-rated January among women 18-49 in primetime last month. “There is a lot of momentum in our favor,” Smith said. There are also corporate changes afoot, with Style reuniting with its former Comcast sibling E! as all NBCUniversal entertainment cable networks were recently put under the purview of Bonnie Hammer. (Style had been overseen by Lauren Zalaznick after the NBCU-Comcast merger). Smith, who started off at E! before moving to Style, welcomes the combining of all networks into one cable group and the potential new collaborations with E! and other new corporate siblings. “It is a huge opportunity to harness the power of NBCUniversal and tap into the strength of other sister networks,” she said. Here is information about Style’s newly picked-up series and Glam Squad: Read More »

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OSCARS: Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe To Be “Special Guests” On Telecast

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 3:13am PST

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Oscars will feature special appearances by Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe at the upcoming Awards ceremony.

“We are quite excited to have Charlize, Chan, Joe and Dan join us on the show,” said telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “We are happy to feature them as special guests in our production.”

This will be Gordon-Levitt, Radcliffe and Tatum’s first time appearing on the Oscar show.

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Berlin TOLDJA! Charlize Theron Locked For ‘Dark Places’

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 6:24pm PST

Deadline has been out in front on most of the star packages being unveiled in Berlin, including the revelations that Johnny Depp will star in Black Mass, Colin Farrell is joining Anthony Hopkins in Solace, and that Jeremy Renner will star in Kill The Messenger. We … Read More »

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Charlize Theron Could Go To ‘Dark Places’ In Adaptation Of Gillian Flynn Novel

By | Monday February 4, 2013 @ 12:47pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: The EFM doesn’t start until Thursday, but the market is already percolating with a bevy of star-driven packages. While many folks are lamenting the time it takes to fortify deals, there’s nevertheless been a flurry of projects coming together with talent attached in just the past few days (Johnny Depp in Black Mass; Jeremy Renner in Kill The Messenger; Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins in Solace…). The latest one I’m hearing that’s driving strong interest is Dark Places, the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel that had Amy Adams in talks back in May. Adams has since fallen out and I understand from myriad sources that Charlize Theron is orbiting the story of a woman who, at 7 years old, survived the brutal massacre of her family and testified against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club, a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes, brings her to question and confront the truth of what took place that day.

French sales outfit Kinology was initially lined up to handle international rights but is no longer involved and U.S. and European sales agents have been vying hard for the film. The latest I’ve heard is that it’s landed at Exclusive Media. Theron’s involvement is not locked, but there is interest on both sides and a deal would involve her producing through her Denver & Delilah with partner Beth Kono. The roughly $15M Dark Places, directed by French helmer Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key), has been eyeing a March start. Stéphane Marsil is also producing through Paris-based Hugo Productions. Read More »

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Modern Hatfields & McCoys Drama From Charlize Theron & John Glenn Gets NBC Pilot Order

By | Monday January 28, 2013 @ 5:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Charlize TheronNBC has given a pilot order to Hatfields & McCoys, a modern-day Hatfields and McCoys drama project created by John GlennRead More »

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Team Comes Together For ‘Sympathy For Lady Vengeance’ Redo: Charlize Theron To Star, William Monahan To Write

By | Wednesday November 28, 2012 @ 12:15pm PST

BREAKING: Charlize Theron‘s Denver & Delilah Films, CJ Entertainment, and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures are joining to produce an adaptation by William Monahan of Park Chan-wook’s Sympathy For Lady Vengeance, the last in Park’s revenge trilogy. … Read More »

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Charlize Theron To Voice Homeless Youth Documentary

By | Friday November 16, 2012 @ 10:47am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Charlize Theron will narrate the documentary Angels In Exile about street kids in her native South Africa. Directed by Billy Raftery, the film examines the real life of homeless youth in Durham, South … Read More »

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John Madden To Direct ‘Murder Mystery’ With Charlize Theron In Talks To Star

By | Wednesday June 13, 2012 @ 11:35am PDT

John Madden has been set to direct Murder Mystery, a comedic whodunit movie that Charlize Theron will co-produce and is negotiating to star in. James Vanderbilt wrote the script, and he is producing with Tripp Vinson, Beau Flynn, Endgame Entertainment’s … Read More »

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NBC To Team With Charlize Theron & John Glenn For Modern Hatfields & McCoys Series

By | Thursday June 7, 2012 @ 2:52pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In one of the first major sales this development season, I hear NBC is finalizing a deal for a modern-day Hatfields and McCoys drama series project created by John Glenn (Eagle Eye) and produced by Charlize Theron and ABC … Read More »

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Hot International Trailer: ‘Prometheus’

By | Sunday April 29, 2012 @ 5:52pm PDT

A new international trailer (UK) for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus appeared today and we’re passing it along. Mixed with some of what we’ve seen before, the new bits tease just enough to keep fanticipation high. Opens June 8th in North America.

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