Theron, Hardy Taking ‘Fury Road’

“Monster” star and British newcomer on board for next “Mad Max.”

Last Updated: July 28, 2010 @ 3:57 PM

Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy are in negotiations to star in “Fury Road,” this century’s installment of the “Mad Max” movie series from writer-director George Miller.

Mel Gibson is not reprising his iconic role of Max Rockatansky, the hardened ex-cop in a future beset by gas shortages and marauding gangs.That job goes to Hardy, the British-born actor who stole scenes as Handsome Bob in Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla.”

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.