French writer/director Gilles Paquet-Brenner will be seated firmly in the director's chair for the upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn's thriller novel 'Dark Places'. And just ahead of the opening of this years European Film Market, which kicks off this Thursday in Berlin, there is news of a potential leading lady for the new project. Deadline has heard rumours from various sources that South African born stunner Charlize Theron (below) may join the adaptation to star in the lead role as Libby Day. Nothings solidified thus far but we're sure if the part is nailed on for Theron we'll be hearing confirmation very soon. Check out the plot of the original novel below.
"Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent.
Ben was a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lived. But he did have a girlfriend - a brooding heavy metal fan called Diondra. Through her, Ben became involved with drugs and the dark arts. When the town suddenly turned against him, his thoughts turned black. But was he capable of murder? Libby must delve into her family's past to uncover the truth - no matter how painful..."
The Beautiful Charlize Theron