Following on from reports that the delightful, talented and ever so eye pleasing Charlize Theron ('Snow White and the Huntsmen', 'Prometheus') was being circled to play the lead in the new adaptation of author Gillian Flynn's thriller 'Dark Places' the 37 year old actress has now been locked in the role as Libby Day. The announcement came courtesy of Exclusive Media who confirmed the casting of Miss Theron. 'Dark Places' has been adapted by writer/director Gilles Paquet-Brenner who will also helm the flick. The original 'Dark Places' novel, by Flynn, was published in 2009 and was listed on the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 25 weeks.
"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..."