Through her production company, Denver And Delilah Films, Charlize Theron is developing a movie adaptation of the Ellen Shanmer novel, Everything Nice, for Universal Pictures.
Denver And Delilah Films purchased the material, with a view to Theron producing the project, and have attached Karen Cromer (Admission) to write the screenplay. Having put the deal together, the company then pitched it to Universal Pictures, who were keen to acquire it for their production slate.
The story follows Michaela – an advertising executive who finds herself suddenly unemployed, living with her widowed father and having to make ends meet by teaching “life skills” to seventh grade girls. It is anticipated that Theron will take the role of Michaela when production finally gets underway.
The actress is currently involved in a number projects with Universal Pictures, including Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming A Million Ways To Die In The West, which the studio will be releasing on May 30th 2014. Her production company is also developing a project titled Agent 13 in association with Universal.
Before cameras roll on Everything Nice, Charlize Theron will be seen in Dark Places – another film adaptation of a critically acclaimed novel. Written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, the dramatic mystery-thriller co-stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult and Christina Hendricks, and tells the story a woman who survived the brutal murder of her family, only to be forced to confront the memories of that terrible event by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Dark Places is set for release on September 1st, 2014.