Charlize Theron to Star in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Remake

photoCharlize Theron has signed on to star in the English language remake of Park Chan-wook’s Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

William Monahan, who won an Academy Award for adapting the Hong Kong crime-thriller Infernal Affairs into The Departed, has been tapped to write the script. Annapurna Pictures is coming on board to finance the project.

The 2005 South Korean movie centered on a woman who is released from prison after serving 13 years for the kidnapping and murder of a young boy. When reunited with her daughter, she plots revenge against the man that was truly responsible for the boy’s death.

“This will be very American ­ and very unexpected,” said Monahan in a statement. “Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.”

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is the second Park Chan-wook film being remade for English-language audiences. Spike Lee is directing the remake of Oldboy starring Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen. Source: THR

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