An interesting film project is quickly coming together now with Sean Penn, Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem, which is readying to be shot in Africa. The love story, called The Last Face, will be directed by Penn and is on the verge of getting the go-ahead from River Road and Bill Pohlad, with Bill Gerber and Matt Palmieri also producing. Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Color) is also on board. Theron, who is romantically linked with Penn, will star as a doctor who doing humanitarian relief work in Africa amidst violent political conflicts in the region. She meets another doctor (Bardem) who is doing the same work, and the story revolves around tough moral decisions that must be made during time of civil unrest. Exarchopoulos is expected to play a journalist.
This will be Penn and Pohlad’s fourth collaboration. They previously worked together on Into the Wild, which garnered two Oscar noms. Pohlad also produced Terence Malick’s Oscar-nominated Tree Of Life, which Penn narrated and starred, as well as Fair Game. Of course Pohlad was one of the producers of this year’s Best Picture winner 12 Years A Slave. Penn, Theron, Bardem and Pohlad are all Oscar winners.
The project was originally written by Erin Dignam, who had a bit part as an actress in Penn’s 1995 film The Crossing Guard and whose writing credits include The Yellow Handkerchief starring William Hurt, Maria Bello and Kristen Stewart. The Last Face will take Theron back to African continent; she is from South Africa. Bardem just finished up the spy thriller The Gunman for Penn.
Sean Penn To Direct Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem In ‘The Last Face’ For River Road’s Bill PohladApril 13th, 2014
Another A-list actress is added to the casting report of “The ExpendaBelles”. According to Schmoes Know, Charlize Theron has received an offer to be part of the kick-ass team in the all-female version of Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables”.
Millennium Films’ executive Avi Lerner previously revealed in an interview that he was courting “Into the Woods” witch Meryl Streep, “Charlie’s Angels” actress Cameron Diaz and “Resident Evil” star Milla Jovovich for the project.
The studio’s chief also spilled that he was in search of a female director to helm the upcoming film which will be scripted by “Legally Blonde” writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith.
Theron was last seen in Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi “Prometheus”. She will next star in Seth MacFarlane’s comedy western “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and two other films “Dark Places” and “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Morgan Freeman lead tributes to Nelson Mandela as Hollywood mourns loss of great leaderDecember 7th, 2013
South African Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba led the tributes to Nelson Mandela on Thursday night just hours after the Royal premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Charlize, 38, said: ‘My thoughts and love go out to the Mandela family. Rest in Peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever,’ adding: ‘There will never be words to say what I’m feeling right now. I am saddened to the depths of my soul. Truly.’
Naomi Campbell, 43, told MailOnline, ‘Nelson has stood as a figure of strength, hope, freedom, selflessness and love, and I join everyone across the world in mourning his passing.
‘However, he was much more than just a figurehead to me – he was my mentor, my honorary grandfather, my Tata. Since meeting him in 1993, he’s guided me and gave me a reason for being in the tough times of my life. He changed my perception of the world.’
Charlize Theron is spearheading a new fashion TV show.
The Oscar-winning actress’ production company Denver & Delilah has come up with a new clothes-swapping reality show, ‘Whose Closet Is It Anyway?’.
The concept sees three woman with very different personal styles swap wardrobes in the hopes they will ”change the way they think”, according to the LA Times newspaper.
The show is based on an Israeli programme for WCIIA’s Keshet Media which first aired in 2011.
The company said: ”Each participant will have to change her entire look and try on styles that are totally different from her own, all while going about her usual routine.
”What does it feel like to walk in another woman’s stilettos? Will her family like her new look? What will her boss have to say?”
The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that ‘Mad Men’ costume designer Janie Bryant is set to front a new fashion reality TV show in the already crowded market.
The ‘Project Runway’ style programme will challenge aspiring designers to create a garment in the style of an iconic Hollywood film or star.
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Do-gooder Charlize Theron just doesn’t quit!
Her new bright and sunny Toms shoes actually represent something very serious.
The 37-year old Oscar winner’s third collaboration with the philanthropic shoe company benefits the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), which Charlize created in 2007 to help keep African youth safe from HIV/AIDS.
The partnership with Toms, who matches every single shoe purchase by donating a pair to a child in need, couldn’t be a more perfect pairing.
Charlize told us, “We have very similar philosophies and I think, you know, I think our passion lies with youth and I think when we got together that we saw great opportunity to enhance each other’s dreams of change in a way that might not have been able to happen if we didn’t partner.”
She also joked with Toms founder Blake Mycoskie saying, “I’m not ever going to get married, but this is the closest I’m going to get to a marriage that actually works.”
The shoes, which feature the sunny CTAOP logo and the organization’s motto “Reach Out, Think Beyond, and Look Within” written inside, will be available in stores and on the Toms website starting in March.
Although Amy Adams was rumored for the role last May, Deadline is reporting that Charlize Theron is now eyeing the leading role in a big screen adaptation of the Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places. The book, published in 2010, is officially described as follows:
I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her.
The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details–proof they hope may free Ben–Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club… and maybe she’ll admit her testimony wasn’t so solid after all.
As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby’s doomed family members–including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started–on the run from a killer.
Theron recently appeared in the blockbusters Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus. Next, she’ll star Mad Max: Fury Road and is said to be in talks to headline Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West.
The film version of Dark Places will be written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key).
 January 6th – Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
 January 14th – BAFTA Los Angeles 18th Annual Awards Season Tea Party
 January 14th – W Magazine, With Dom Perignon, Celebrates Its Best Performances Issue & The Golden Globes
 February 21st – V-Day Cocktails & Conversation With Eve Ensler
 March 17th – WonderCon 2012 – Day 2
 April 11th – Prometheus Paris Photo Call
 April 11th – Prometheus Paris Premiere
 April 26th – CinemaCon 2012 – CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards Ceremony
 May 9th – Le Grand Journal
 May 11th – Snow White & The Huntsman London Photocall
 May 13th – Snow White & The Huntsman London Press Conference
 May 14th – Snow White & The Huntsman London Premiere
 May 14th – Snow White & The Huntsman London Premiere – After Party
 May 17th – El Hormiguero
 May 17th – Snow White & The Huntsman Madrid Photocall
 May 20th – Snow White & The Huntsman Tokyo Photocall
 May 24th – Jimmy Kimmel Live
 May 26th – UFC 146
 May 30th – Prometheus London Press Conference
 May 31st – Prometheus London Premiere
 October 12th – Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project World Premiere Of Randall Slavin Celebrity Photo Series
 November 12th – A Life In Pictures Charlize Theron
 November 18th – Young Adult Press Conference
 November 18th – Young Adult New York Screening
 November 18th – Young Adult New York Screening – After Party
 November 28th – IFP’s 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards
 December 8th – Young Adult New York Premiere
 December 9th – TimesTalks Presents A Conversation With Charlize Theron & Jason Reitman
 December 12th – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
 December 16th – Young Adult Los Angeles Premiere