Charlize Theron confirms 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance' remake will start shooting this year

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Charlize Theron’s “Lady Vengeance” remake is very much alive and well

In an interview with IndieWire, the 43-year-old Oscar winner dished on her recent career and lifework accomplishments, including her upcoming project portraying Megyn Kelly in Jay Roach’s Untitled Roger Aisles film.

Interestingly, Theron dropped a brief but noteworthy nugget regarding the long-gestating remake of Park Chan-wook’s 2005 thriller Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

We just got a draft in." Theron tells IndieWire. "We have a director, we’re doing a notes session right now, and we’re hoping to shoot this next year.

Back in 2012, Annapurna Pictures announced plans to adapt the final chapter of Park Chan-wook’s acclaimed revenge trilogy with Oscar winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) tapped to write and Charlize Theron attached to produce and star in the titular role originally portrayed by South Korean actress Yeong-ae Lee.

Now after six long years, it appears like this project finally has legs but not without a few follow up questions - such as - who wrote this latest draft and who is directing? Is Charlize still attached to star? And is Annapurna still onboard despite the latest shake up?

If indeed production is slated for “this next year,” then it’s a good bet answers to those questions should come soon! Stay tuned.

Greg Harmon | Managing Editor and Cultjer Contributor | Follow me @sweetharmony for Film & TV discussion