Chloe Moretz Joins Charlize Theron for 'Dark Places'

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Chloe Moretz is in talks to join Charlize Theron in 'Dark Places,' one of three books by Gillian Flynn currently being adapted for the big screen.

Charlize Theron has become something of an onscreen ice queen, which makes the casting of Chloe Moretz in her upcoming film 'Dark Places' kind of great -- Moretz is like a little ice princess, going for notoriously mature and often dark roles, making her a miniature Charlize Theron of sorts. And the two of them in a film together? Sounds pretty fantastic to us.

Theron will play the lead in the film based on the mystery thriller by Gillian Flynn, about a woman named Libby whose family was slain when she was a child, leaving her the only survivor. She meets up with a nerdy obsessive type who goes to underground murder conventions -- think a comic book convention, but for people who are way into notorious murders and killers -- and the pair start to unravel the mystery of what really happened to her family two decades earlier.

According to Deadline, Moretz would play Diondra, the girlfriend of Libby's sister, presumably in flashback sequences. The novel is presented in alternating chapters, each following a different character -- Libby in present day, speaking in first person, and third person accounts of Libby's brother and mother the day before and of the murders. Diondra is a tacky, trashy character who comes from a wealthy family and seduces Libby's brother. When reading the novel's description of her appearance, one might imagine someone like Kat Dennings for the role, but we think Moretz is inspired casting and can handle the grittier elements of the character.

If any casting people are paying attention: Alex Karpovsky in the role of Libby's murder-obsessed friend would be perfect. Make it happen!

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