Charlize Theron Commits To Starring In ‘Sympathy For Lady Vengeance’ Remake!

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Charlize Theron (Prometheus, Young Adult) has officially committed to starring in the remake of Park Chan-wook’s Sympathy For Lady Vengeance.

In the original film, “Lee Geum-Ja, at the age of 19, goes to prison for the murder and abduction of a child on behalf of her accomplice Mr. Baek, only to find out that she is betrayed. While in prison, she carefully prepares for her revenge by winning the hearts of her fellow inmates with her kindness, thus earning herself the nickname ‘kind Ms. Geum-Ja’. Upon her release from prison after 13 years, she finally sets out to seek revenge on Baek, with the help of her former prison mates.

William Monahan (The Departed, Oblivion) has been tapped to pen the script for the project. Modern indie film savior/billionaire Megan Ellison will now finance through her Annapurna Pictures. “This will be very American ­and very unexpected,” said Monahan in a statement. “Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.

No director is onboard just yet, but we’ll obviously keep you informed. What do you think of Charlize Theron in the lead?

  • Slasher_Lover23

    Charlize has proven she can tackle any role, so for me it goes without question that any role she is casted as, she will be amazing.

  • Samaras_Madness

    There is going to be so much hate for this project sight unseen. At least there will be an Oscar winning actress taking on the role rather than the likes of someone like Jessica Alba (yes, that was a direct attack on “The Eye” remake). I’m actually very excited to see how the remake turns out, I’m a huge fan of the original.

  • Edo

    As much as I loved charlize theron in monster, fuck that lady vengeance remake. Leave Chan-wook Park’s films alone!!!!111!!!

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    She’s a brilliant actress who really commits to all of her film roles. I’m glad she will be a part of this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/msaez3 Manuel Saez

    Although I am sincerely against remaking any of Park Chan-Wook’s films, since they stand above many American films in quality, I can actually see a remake of “Lady Vengeance” IF and ONLY IF the right writer/director is attached to it. No half assed crap, Hollywood.

  • djblack1313

    i adore Charlize, so i’m already now interested in this movie. i hope it turns out good maybe even great! :)

  • eyes_only510

    Ok seriously does this website ever get anything right. She was never Mr. Baek’s accomplice. She was threatened into taking the rap for his crimes in order to keep him from killing her daughter.