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?