Charlize Theron and producer Basil Iwanyk (The Town) have optioned the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War.” The article by Marie Brenner tells the story of determined war journalist Marie Colvin, who got herself smuggled into Syria last winter to cover the civil war. Colvin and photographer Rémi Ochlik were killed by an improvised explosive device while fleeing an unofficial media building that the Syrian army bombed.
The project is viewed as a possible starring vehicle for Theron, but as of this writing she is only confirmed as a producer. The producing team is currently on the search for a writer to adapt Brenner’s article. Hit the jump for more background on Colvin.