Charlize Theron Joins The Road's Gang

Will star alongside Mortensen in adaptation of Pulitzer-winning McCarthy novel.

by | January 16, 2008 | Comments

The Coen brothers’ adaptation of Cormac McCarthy‘s No Country for Old Men has been a mainstay on critics’ year-end best-of lists — but that film’s success was only part of an incredible 2007 for McCarthy.

Critics have long loved McCarthy’s novels, but his most recent work won the 2007 Pulitzer for fiction — and that book, the post-apocalyptic The Road, will follow No Country for Old Men into theaters. A suitably brief synopsis, courtesy of Variety:

Story centers on a man who embarks on a nightmarish road trip after a nuclear explosion in an attempt to transport his son to safety while fending off cannibals.

Though no release date has been announced, The Road is coming together behind the scenes; the picture, being made by 2929 Entertainment and distributed by Dimension, will be directed by John Hillcoat from a Joe Penhall script, and Viggo Mortensen is attached to star.

Now, reports Variety, Charlize Theron has signed on to play Mortensen’s wife. Though it’s a small role — her character is “seen mostly in flashback” — Theron is a fan of the book, and was also apparently eager to reunite with Nick Wechsler, who produced her 2000 release, The Yards.

Source: Variety

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