Elle s'appelait Sarah (2010)
The thriller is a film adaptation of a novel by Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn, with Sarah's Key director Gilles Paquet-Brenner behind the lens.
Libby Day (Theron) has been haunted by the murder of her mother and sisters for her entire life, especially since her brother (Tye Sheridan) was convicted of the massacre.
Now an adult, Libby is contacted by a group of amateur investigators known as the The Kill Club, who believe that a satanic cult could actually have been responsible for the murders.
Theron spoke about the troubling subject matter of Dark Places earlier in the year, revealing that it brought back memories of her own mother Gerda shooting and killing her abusive father Charles in an act of self-defence back in 1991.
"I did experience a very traumatic experience, an event, in my life.
Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day (Charlize Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby's mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to
In a lengthy interview with The Guardian, the 53-year-old actress says this decision came about suddenly in September: "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film. I realised I've done the things I know how to do so many times in different languages, and I just suddenly thought, I can't do it any more. I'm bored by it. So I'm stopping."
She goes on to say: "The kinds of films that I do are usually quite rapidly put together, and it always seems to be a little bit of a shambles. I like filming, but what I don't like is having to rearrange things and rewrite scenes. I just can't be bothered. I'm often asked to do something because I'm going to
Currently shooting on location in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dark Places is the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel and stars Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, Monster), Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, X-Men: First Class, Jack the Giant Slayer), Chloe Moretz (upcoming Carrie, Hugo, Kick-Ass), Emmy Award nominated actress Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris, House of Cards), and Tye Sheridan (upcoming Joe, Mud, The Tree of Life).
Drea de Matteo, who will play Krissi Cates, is best known for playing Adriana in HBO's five time Golden Globe winning TV series The Sopranos, earning her a Golden Globe Nomination and winning her an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
"Dark Places" is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key), and is co-financed by Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films. Exclusive Media is producing with Stéphane Marsil of Hugo Films, Charlize Theron's Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and A.J. Dix; and Mandalay's Cathy Schulman and Matthew Rhodes. Exclusive Media's Matt Jackson will produce, with the company's Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust and Alexis Brunner Executive Producing.
Dark Places is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key), and is co-financed by Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films. Exclusive Media is producing with Stéphane Marsil of Hugo Films, Charlize Theron's Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and A.J. Dix; and Mandalay's Cathy Schulman and Matthew Rhodes. Exclusive Media's Matt Jackson will produce, with the company's Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust and Alexis Brunner Executive Producing.
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