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For the longest time it looked as though Amy Adams was going to play Libby, the character with a dark secret at the head of the upcoming drama Dark Places, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Last May it was reported that the Oscar nominated actress had entered talks to star in the film, but now it's looking as though those plans have fallen apart. But what's bad news for Adams is good news for Charlize Theron.

With the European Film Market beginning this week, Deadline is reporting that the upcoming adaptation now has the South African Academy Award winner interested in the lead role. In the story Libby is a woman who has grown with a truly horrific past: when she was seven years old her brother massacred her entire family except for her - and she even went as far as to testify against him. But when her story is discovered by an organization called the Kill Club, a group that investigates notorious crimes, they corner her and try and bring out the truth about what really happened during the murder. Should she sign on Theron will also produce the movie through her Denver & Delilah label. Sarah's Key director Gilles Paquet-Brenner is attached and production is aiming to begin next month.

Theron had a big year last year starring in both Prometheus and Snow White and The Huntsman. While she doesn't have any movies out in 2013 she has wrapped on George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road and has been rumored for Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West.