Charlize Theron for Sympathy For Lady Vengeance remake
Story by Jack Foley
CHARLIZE Theron is to star in the remake of Sympathy For Lady Vengeance.
An adaptation of the final installment of Park Chan-wook’s revenge trilogy, which included Oldboy, the US version will also see William Monahan tackling the screenplay.
The 2005 South Korean movie followed a woman who spends 13 years in prison for a crime she did not commit who then sets about exacting revenge on those responsible for putting her behind bars.
Her plan also involves tracking down the daughter she was forced to adopt.
Commenting on his involvement, Monahan said in a statement: “This will be very American and very unexpected. Park is a genius… it’s the Everest of adaptations and I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.”
Monahan is no stranger to adapting Asian crime thriller, having won an Oscar for his makeover of crime movie Infernal Affairs into The Departed.
Theron, for her part, has long been attached to the remake but previously only in a producing capacity.
A remake of Oldboy, meanwhile, has recently been completed by Spike Lee.