Charlize Theron to Produce Biopic of War Journalist Marie Colvin
Charlize Theron, who is having a pretty nice comeback year after spending a little time on the sidelines, is looking to take a break from the steely antagonists she’s recently played in ‘Prometheus‘ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ Theron’s next movie will have her moving behind the camera for a serious project based on the life of war journalist Marie Colvin, who died earlier this year in Syria. But will she also being portraying the project’s title character?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Theron is looking to collaborate with producer Basil Iwanyk (‘The Town’) on an adaptation of the Vanity Fair article ‘Marie Colvin’s Private War,’ which details the tragic ending to Colvin’s life as a reporter for British publication The Sunday Times. Colvin, along with photographer Remi Ochlik, was killed when the building she was occupying was bombed by the Syrian army during the Siege of Homs. She had a long, successful career, bravely covering conflicts in Kosovo, Chechnya and Sri Lanka (where she lost an eye) among others.
While it’s not confirmed that Theron will be portraying Colvin, it’s assumed that the actress will want to tackle the role in addition to production duties. In 2003, Theron produced ‘Monster,’ in which she portrayed serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Of course, it was this role that won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.