Charlize Theron Circling Feature About Slain Reporter Marie Colvin

Charlize Theron is in talks to produce and star in a feature film based on a Vanity Fair article about war reporter Marie Colvin, who was killed earlier this year in Syria

Charlize Theron is in talks to produce and possibly star in a feature film about the slain war reporter Marie Colvin, a rep for Theron told TheWrap on Thursday. 

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Thunder Road’s Peter Lawson and Basil Iwanyk are producing, having optioned the rights to the Vanity Fair article, “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” written by Marie Brenner. 

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Colvin was the American reporter who died covering the civil war in Syria last February for the U.K.'s Sunday Times. She was known for her compassionate coverage of war victims and reported from several conflict zones including Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, where she lost her left eye in 2001. 

The project is currently out to writers.