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Charlize Theron Sparks to Murder Mystery

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28:  Actress Charlize Theron attends IFP's 21st annual Gotham Independent Film awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Whodunnit? Charlize Theron, it seems: Deadline reports that the actress, currently playing a dangerous ice queen in both Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman, is in talks for a film that has a lighter take on mayhem and murder. Entitled Murder Mystery and directed by John Madden, it's a riff on Agatha Christie that puts an American couple through their comic paces when they become embroiled in a murder plot abroad. We assume that Theron will finally get to play the good guy in this, but all the same, you might want to frisk her first.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2011 Getty Images