Charlize Theron Could Topline Rupert Wyatt’s ‘Agent 13′
Though all details about the film itself have been kept secret, Charlize Theron is being packaged with Rupert Wyatt for his next film ‘Agent 13.’ The film would be science fiction and no studio has yet bit, but both are fairly hot at the moment so the film is likely to be made.
This news comes from Variety, and if Rupert Wyatt’s name is familiar it’s because he directed last year’s ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’ The film was a strong box office performer, and a pleasant surprise – especially after Tim Burton‘s botched remake of ‘Planet of the Apes.’ With at least one great performance (by Andy Serkis), and a smart script that paid respect to the franchise while never feeling glued to it. It was – quite easily – one of last summer’s best films.
Charlize Theron is coming off of ‘Young Adult,’ which never received the traction to become an awards contender. But that shouldn’t matter as she’s got two big summer films – coming out back to back – with ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘ due June 1, and the next week ‘Prometheus‘ hits on June 8. That would make anyone look busy, but she doesn’t compare to Channing Tatum – who’s already had three movies (‘Haywire,’ ‘The Vow’ and ’21 Jump Street’) come out this year, with (at least) two on the way.