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Charlize Theron Doing Very American 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance' Remake with William Monahan

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With Spike Lee's Oldboy remake now in full swing, Charlize Theron and William Monahan are starting work ascending another of Park Chan-wook's revenge films to the heights of having some Hollywood actors now.

Theron's Denver & Delilah Films, CJ Entertainment, and Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures have announced plans to remake the Korean film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance with Theron in the lead, playing a lady (vengeance) wrongly-jailed for a murder she didn't commit, sending her on a gruesome mission of revenge against the real murderer. Monahan will direct and write, his impressive, Academy Award-winning work adapting Hong Kong's Internal Affairs into The Departed making it pretty difficult for even the most devoted Lady Vegeance fans to shit on this all that much. He sounds pretty excited about it, too, in the official statement saying:

"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."

Alright, Monahan, we'll trust you with this one. But "very American" had better not just mean "fat."

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