By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Charlize Theron has acquired the screen rights to Christopher Buckley's satirical novel Florence of Arabia through her banner Denver and Delilah Films. Not only will she produce, but she also plans on developing the film as a starring vehicle.
Charlize Theron for Florence of Arabia
With a script by Dean Craig, Florence of Arabia is about a State Dept. employee (to be played by Theron) who, after watching her friend marry the prince of a Middle East country and subsequently get executed, fights for equal rights for the women of that country.
As of right now, I can't tell if this film is supposed to be uplifting or not. Satire is suppose to be funny, right?
Theron has got a ton of films coming our way including The Road and Atlas Shrugged.