Charlize Theron might have to draw on some of her previous Aeon Flux talents to fight the cannibals with Viggo Mortensen in the bigscreen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s bestselling novel The Road. Her part is small and mostly played in flashback, but Ms. Theron is apparently a big fan of the book and wanted to work with producer Nick Wechsler on the project. They were paired in 2000 for The Yard.
Story centers on a man who embarks on a nightmarish road trip after a nuclear explosion in an attempt to transport his son to safety while fending off cannibals. Aussie helmer John Hillcoat (“The Proposition”) is directing from a screenplay by Joe Penhall.
Wechsler is producing alongside Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz. Shooting is set to begin next month.