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First Look at Charlize Theron in Adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places'

Rights are still up for grabs domestically

Over the weekend, Exclusive Media sent over the following first look picture of Charlize Theron in Dark Places, the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name. Theron stars opposite Nicholas Hoult, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks and Drea de Matteo in the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of seven, 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.

The film was written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key) and has been selling rights around the world during the American Film Market (AFM), though it has yet to land a domestic distributor. I would think, with David Fincher currently working on adapting Flynn's Gone Girl with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike this might be one to pick up to take advantage of the brand name marketing that's about to take place leading to that film's October 2014 release.

Either way, here's that first look.

Charlize Theron in Dark Places
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  • ashdurdin

    I'm looking forward to this one. it is a good book though not as good as Gone Girl. I think it would probably be easier to adapt into a film though.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    The book is compelling. I can see Charlize crushing it in this role.

  • http://couchpotatodigest.blogspot.com Matt Taylor

    I quite liked the book and am interested to see how it's brought to the screen. Theron's a great choice for the lead role, and both Christina Hendricks and Nicholas Hoult are perfectly cast. Hopefully this turns out OK.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/juanperezcarlos/ Carlos

    They did great casting choices and the structure of the book is interesting enough, so I'm eager to see what they can get out of it.