Rom-com: Theron returns to the big screen

2011-10-08 00:00

CAPE TOWN — South Africa’s golden girl is heading back to the big screen.

After a lengthy break from movies (her last lead role was in 2009 in The Road) Oscar-winner Charlize Theron can soon be seen in three new movies, the first of which is Young Adult, a dark romantic comedy directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air).

In Young Adult Theron plays Mavis Gary, a recently divorced writer of teen literature who returns to her Minnesota hometown to attempt to reclaim her high school sweetheart, Buddy Slade, played by Patrick Wilson.

Only he’s happily married with a baby on the way, although Mavis doesn’t quite see that as an obstacle.

Mavis, who was the popular girl at her school, reconnects with a former classmate (played by Patton Oswalt) while facing the wrath of other former classmates who always hated her.

Young Adult will be released in the U.S. on December 9. No date for a South African release has been announced yet.

Theron will also be seen as the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman and the sci-fi flick Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott in June next year.

— Own Correspondent.

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