First Look at Charlize Theron in Adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s ‘Dark Places’


Over the weekend, Exclusive Media sent over the following first look picture of Charlize Theron in Dark Places, the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s best-selling novel of the same name. Theron stars opposite Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks and Drea de Matteo in the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of seven, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event.

The film was written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) and has been selling rights around the world during the American Film Market (AFM), though it has yet to land a domestic distributor. I would think, with David Fincher currently working on adapting Flynn’s Gone Girl with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike this might be one to pick up to take advantage of the brand name marketing that’s about to take place leading to that film’s October 2014 release.

Either way, here’s that first look.

Charlize Theron in Dark Places