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Charlize Theron to Star in ‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’ Adaptation

Charlize Theron will star in an adaptation of South Korean director Park Chan-wook's "Lady Vengeance," which her company will also co-produce

Charlize Theron will star in "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," and her company Denver & Delilah Films will produce the film, along with  CJ Entertainment, and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, the companies announced on Wednesday.

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The film is an adaptation by William Monahan of South Korean director Park Chan-wook's "Lady Vengeance," about a woman who for reasons of her own completes a prison term for a murder she did not commit, re-emerging to punish the killer and avenge the dead.

“This will be very American — and very unexpected,” Monahan said in a statement. “Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations, and I've got blood in my teeth to do it.”

Ellison and Annapurna Pictures will finance the film. Justine Suzanne Jones of Henceforth Pictures, AJ Dix of Denver & Delilah, Ted Schipper of Annapurna Pictures and Miky Lee of CJ Entertainment will executive produce. Panorama Media will serve as the international sales agent.