Charlize Theron, 'Hotel Rwanda's' Terry George Developing Viking Drama at ABC (Exclusive)

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Charlize Theron is preparing to tell a Viking drama.

The actress-producer has sold The Clan to ABC, marking the Oscar winner's third sale this development season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

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The Clan is described as a sweeping drama set in the Highlands of medieval Scotland, where the great clans battle one another -- and the Viking invaders.

Hotel Rwanda writer-director-producer Terry George -- who picked up a writing Oscar nomination for the Don Cheadle starrer -- is on board to write, direct and executive produce the project.

Theron will exec produce through her ABC Studios-based Denver & Delilah shingle. The sale marks the Monster actress' latest move this development season and first at ABC. She's also attached to executive produce a modern-day take on Hatfields & McCoys with Eagle Eye's John Glenn and family drama Holiday with Californication's Gina Fattore, both set up at NBC.

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Theron has been an active producer, with credits including features Young Adult, Sleepwalking and Monster. She has a handful of features in development as well as a small-screen effort -- Mind Hunter, with David Fincher -- in development at HBO.

On the big screen, Theron is in preproduction on Mad Max: Fury Road and in talks to produce and potentially star in a drama about slain war reporter Marie Colvin.

George, who picked up an Oscar this year for the live-action short The Shore and was nominated for adapting In the Name of the Father with Jim Sheridan, is repped by WME. 

Theron is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.

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