Theron & Mortensen Join The Road


Variety reports that Charlize Theron and Viggo Mortensen are signed on to appear in The Road for 2929 Entertainment. The film is based on a novel of the same name written by Cormac McCarthy and published by Knopf in 2006. John Hillcoat will direct with a screeplay from Joe Penhall.

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. Dimension Films will distribute.

Theron's role in the film is very small and she will only be seen in flashbacks as Mortensen's wife. She agreed to take the role because she was a big fan of McCarthy's novel. Shooting is expected to begin next month, so until we hear more be sure to keep it here for the latest.

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