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Charlize Theron to Star In ‘Sympathy For Lady Vengeance’ Remake

Charlize Theron Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
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Charlize Theron is still very busy filming ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ with her bald head, but once she wraps, she’s moving on to another project fans of genre cinema will love: a remake of ‘Sympathy For Lady Vengeance.’

The Hollywood Reporter says Charlize Theron has committed to star in a remake of the 2005 South Korean revenge-thriller ‘Sympathy For Lady Vengeance.’ William Monahan, who won an Oscar for ‘The Departed,’ will write the script based on Park Chan-wook’s film with Megan Ellison (‘The Master,’ ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘) producing.

‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’ is the final installment in Chan-wook’s so-called “Vengeance Trilogy” along with ‘Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’ and ‘Oldboy.’ The latter of those two is not-so-coincidentally also being remade with Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson starring for director Spike Lee though there don’t appear to be any tangible links between the two.

If you’re unfamiliar, ‘Sympathy For Lady Vengeance’ (which was released in the U.S. as ‘Lady Vengeance’) goes as follows:

After being wrongfully convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young child, a beautiful young woman is imprisoned for 13 years. While in prison she gains the respect and loyalty of her fellow cellmates, all the while plotting her vendetta on the man responsible. Upon her release she sets in motion an elaborate plan of retribution, but what she discovers is a truth so horrifying, even revenge doesn’t seem punishment enough.

With ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ ‘Mad Max’ and now ‘Lady Vengeance’ it seems as if Theron is making a strong push for the Comic-Con crowd. So what do you think? Do you like the idea?

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