Charlize Theron Joins The Road

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Nuclear explosions suck already, but then cannibals? Oy vey. And now, Charlize Theron? Yup, it’s true. Theron has officially joined the cast of the horror/sci-fi movie “The Road”, which will star Viggo Mortensen. The movie is a big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s bestselling novel of the same name.

Story centers on a man who embarks on a nightmarish road trip after a nuclear explosion in an attempt to transport his son to safety while fending off cannibals. Aussie helmer John Hillcoat (“The Proposition”) is directing from a screenplay by Joe Penhall.

Theron will be playing Mortensen’s wife, who will be seen mostly in flashbacks. Wait, no cannibalistic Charlize Theron? What a gyp.

Charlize Theron Joins The Road

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  • Taylor

    I’ve read the book and think it has potential to be a good movie. Mortensen could be good in the lead. The wife’s appearances in the book are few but perhaps the screenplay will expand on the man’s past. I wonder who’ll play the boy. Has to be skinny.

  • Taylor

    I’ve read the book and think it has potential to be a good movie. Mortensen could be good in the lead. The wife’s appearances in the book are few but perhaps the screenplay will expand on the man’s past. I wonder who’ll play the boy. Has to be skinny.

  • Jason

    I’m assuming you didn’t read the novel… Yes i agree that casting Charlize (as wife / mother) for a role which was a mere paragraph in the book is bullshit (that’s hollywood for you), BUT this isn’t a movie in the vain of 28 days Later or Will Smith’s, idiotic CG animated I am Legend…. The reason the world is covered in ash is never explained (nor does it have to be). It could be nuclear, asteroid, doesn’t matter… And the cannibals only exist due to a lack of edible resources. They aren’t monsters, but are mere humans trying to stay alive… In short, the studios are playing up what normally sells… Bluntly put, it’s a simple, human story about a father trying to keep his son alive in a world that’s dying off. Nothing more. Nothing less… Skip the movie. Read the book.

  • Jason

    I’m assuming you didn’t read the novel… Yes i agree that casting Charlize (as wife / mother) for a role which was a mere paragraph in the book is bullshit (that’s hollywood for you), BUT this isn’t a movie in the vain of 28 days Later or Will Smith’s, idiotic CG animated I am Legend…. The reason the world is covered in ash is never explained (nor does it have to be). It could be nuclear, asteroid, doesn’t matter… And the cannibals only exist due to a lack of edible resources. They aren’t monsters, but are mere humans trying to stay alive… In short, the studios are playing up what normally sells… Bluntly put, it’s a simple, human story about a father trying to keep his son alive in a world that’s dying off. Nothing more. Nothing less… Skip the movie. Read the book.

  • david

    I read an interview of Cormac, and he states that an asteroid, not a nuclear explosion, is what has caused the massive destruction depicted in “The Road”.

  • david

    I read an interview of Cormac, and he states that an asteroid, not a nuclear explosion, is what has caused the massive destruction depicted in “The Road”.