Theron Takes Aim at 'Aeon Flux'
Fri Feb 27, 3:44 AM ET Add Movies - Reuters to My Yahoo!
By Chris Gardner
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Making a giant leap from playing a serial killer in "Monster," Oscar nominee Charlize Theron (news) could next find herself playing a futuristic assassin in a film based on the MTV cartoon series "Aeon Flux."
Created by Peter Chung, the MTV series revolved around a killer known for her extreme style, cool attitude, tight clothes and propensity for dying. The Paramount feature is targeting a June start. Karyn Kusama ("Girlfight") will direct.
Theron recently picked up best actress honors at the SAG Awards and the Golden Globe Awards (news - web sites) for her starring turn in Patty Jenkins' "Monster" for Newmarket Films. Theron starred in Paramount's remake of "The Italian Job" last year.
"I'm like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn't know what to do if I caught one. . . . I'm not a schemer. I just do things."