The murder mystery will find Theron playing Libby Day, “a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event.”
Originally published in 2009, “Dark Places” spent 25 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers List.
Gilles Paquet-Brenner (“Sarah’s Key”, “Pretty Things”) will direct and Exclusive Media will produce and finance the film alongside Denver and Delilah Productions with Hugo Productions and Mandalay Vision.
Theron is coming off Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and the aforementioned “Snow White and the Huntsman” (again, she was the best thing about that movie), and recently starred opposite Tom Hardy in George Miller’s Mad Max movie “Fury Road”. She’ll next be seen in Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and has been set to star and produce “Two Eyes Staring” for a while now, though who knows what’s going on with that one.