Movie house Universal Pictures has reported landed the movie rights to ‘Need To Know’ with Charlize Theron lined-up to both star and produce the upcoming film, MarkMeets has confirmed.
Written by Karen Cleveland, the thriller is about a wife and mother who works as a CIA analyst. One morning while digitally searching files in hopes of unmasking a Russian sleeper cell in the U.S., she makes a shocking discovery that threatens her job, her family and her life. Beth Kono, AJ Dix and Theron will produce through their Denver & Delilah Films banner.
Beth Kono, AJ Dix and Theron will produce through their Denver & Delilah Films banner. Universal’s senior vp production Kristin Lowe will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
Cleveland has worked as an analyst for the CIA for the last several years and know’s her stuff. The book made a big splash late last week, with several studios making offers. It hasn’t officially been set for publishing, but I’ve heard that Ballantine is the likely publishing house.
Theron’s upcoming films include Universal’s eighth franchise installment The Fate of the Furious, Focus’ Cold War thriller The Coldest City, Jason Reitman’s comedy Tully and a Nash Edgerton action dramedy. She is repped by WME and Hanson, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P.
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