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Charlize Theron in Talks for Dark Places

South African actress Charlize Theron speaks after receiving an award at the Crystal Award Ceremony of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on January 22, 2013 at the Swiss resort of Davos. Reviving the global economy and the conflicts in Syria and Mali will top the agenda as world leaders and business chiefs meet this week in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for its annual gathering of international power brokers.

Two weeks ago, we learned that David Fincher has been in talks to direct the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s smash Gone Girl. Well, it appears the adaptation of another one of Flynn’s novels, Dark Places, is also taking major steps forward, with Charlize Theron in talks to star. In a part Amy Adams was once attached to, Theron would play a woman who investigates whether her brother was truly responsible for the murder of their family. Yep, that sounds like a pretty “dark place.”

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