12:14pm PT by Borys Kit
Charlize Theron to Star in Paramount Crime Thriller (Exclusive)
Veteran line producer-turned-producer Ian Bryce is teaming up with Charlize Theron on an untitled crime project just set up at Paramount.
Theron is attached to star in and produce the feature via her Denver and Delilah label, with Bryce producing through his Paramount-based banner.
Dan Nowak, entering his third season as a writer on AMC's acclaimed crime series The Killing, is penning the script.
The project, described as being similar in tone to The Departed and End of Watch, revolves around a corrupt vigilante group.
The crime thriller marks the first project set up by Bryce, who established a first-look deal with the studio in May. The veteran line producer worked on the three Transformers movies for Paramount as well as the studio’s upcoming Pain & Gain and World War Z.
For Theron, the Paramount project is the fourth feature grabbing her involvement in recent weeks. The actress recently signed to co-star in Seth MacFarlane’s comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West and, as revealed Friday by THR, is working with director Fred Savage on Ladies Night, a comedy for Skydance.
She also is attached to star and produce an independent adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Dark Places.
Theron is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson; Nowak is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and attorney David Fox of Myman Greenspan.