Chloe Moretz In Talks To Join Charlize Theron In An Adaptation Of Gillian Flynn’s ‘Dark Places’
Deadline are reporting that Chloe Moretz is in negotiations to join Charlize Theron in a big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s ‘Dark Places.’ Theron would play a woman who, at 7 years old, survived the brutal massacre of her family and testified against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club, a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes, brings her to question and confront the truth of what took place that day. Moretz would play a character named Diondra.
Scheduled to start filming shortly, Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) will direct ‘Dark Places.’ Charlize Theron last starred in ‘Prometheus’ and ’Snow White and the Huntsman.’ She’ll next be seen on the big screen alongside Tom Hardy in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ Moretz will reprise her Hit-Girl role in ‘Kick-Ass 2′ later this summer and as the lead in the ‘Carrie’ reboot in the fall. The synopsis for the ‘Dark Places’ novel is as follows:
I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her.
The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details–proof they hope may free Ben–Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club… and maybe she’ll admit her testimony wasn’t so solid after all.
As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby’s doomed family members–including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started–on the run from a killer.
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