Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Charlize Theron to play lead role in film of Barry's 'Secret Scripture'
Ken Sweeney, Entertainment Editor, www.tribune.i.e.
Theron: character to age from girlhood to 100 years
Actress Charlize Theron has been lined up to play the lead role in a film version of Sebastian Barry's novel, The Secret Scripture. The film, which will be shot in Ireland, and produced by Noel Pearson, will see Theron age from a young girl to a 100-year-old inmate of an asylum.
Sources close to the film say actor Alan Rickman is being considered to play one of the main characters.
The script is one of two adaptations of Sebastian Barry novels being made for the big screen by Pearson, whose past credits include My Left Foot and The Field.
An adaptation of A Long Long Way was due to be filmed on location in Flanders in France next summer, but due to financial restraints has been relocated to Co Wicklow.