Charlize Theron Hits ‘The Road’ With Viggo Mortensen

Charlize Theron (pictured inside) has signed on to join Viggo Mortensen in the bigscreen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s bestselling novel The Road for 2929 Entertainment, according to Variety who also revealed that Dimension Films will distribute domestically. The 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. Aussie helmer John Hillcoat (The Proposition) is directing from a screenplay by Joe Penhall. Theron, who will play the wife of Mortensen’s character, will be seen mostly in flashback. Shooting is set to begin next month.